NFL Notes: Draft, Colts, Titans



  • According to’s Kevin Bowen, the decision on if Colts WR Devin Funchess will return to Indianapolis in 2020 is a two-way street.
  • The Colts have to decide if they want Funchess back after he missed practically the whole season with a broken collarbone, while Funchess has to decide if he wants to return to a team with Jacoby Brissett instead of Andrew Luck at quarterback. 
  • Colts HC Frank Reich said LT Anthony Castonzo has not yet told them if he will return in 2020 or retire. (Joel Erickson)
  • The Colts are also interviewing defensive line coaching candidates and could add another coach to the staff either there or elsewhere. (Erickson)


Titans DC Dean Pees announced his retirement from football for the second time in his career Monday. Pees’ first retirement after coaching the Ravens defense in 2017 led to him landing in Tennessee when HC Mike Vrabel talked him back into the game. But now, after nearly 50 years of coaching and about half of that in the NFL, Pees says he’s done for good this time. 

“It is for real,” Pees said via Jim Wyatt of the official team website. “If I wanted to continue coaching it would be here. We’ve got a great staff, really enjoyed the guys, great working for Mike, I love our players. I’m done coaching. In talking with my wife, we’ve decided it was time for me to hang up the cleats, so to speak. It’s been 47 years, and I told the team today 722 games – that’s a lot of games to coach. It’s time.”

  • Vrabel told reporters he didn’t consider blocking secondary coach Kerry Coombs from leaving to take the defensive coordinator position at Ohio State: “I never want to be the coach that keeps people from doing things they want to do. I’ve had that happen to me. I am happy for Kerry and he is on his way to Columbus.”

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