It’s that time once again to check in on the Tennessee Titans’ AFC South rivals, the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Colts made the biggest headline last week when they inked cornerback Stephon Gilmore to a two-year deal. When at his best, Gilmore is one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL and should provide a boost to Indy’s defense.
Jaguars running back Travis Etienne revealed he isn’t too upset that his first NFL season was cut short due to injury thanks to the disastrous tenure of former head coach, Urban Meyer.
In Houston, quarterback Davis Mills is receiving some praise, and there is some talk about the Texans possibly wheeling and dealing with their draft picks, and in particular No. 13 overall.
Check out those stories and more in our latest trip around the AFC South to keep an eye on what Tennessee’s division rivals are up to.
The Colts made a big addition to their secondary this past week with the signing of veteran cornerback, Stephon Gilmore. His contract is two years and $23 million, with $14 million guaranteed.
The Colts made the trip out to Ohio on Friday to watch Ridder and UC wide receivers work out. Ridder is a possibility for the Titans at No. 26, although even that spot might be out of reach for him. The Colts’ first pick doesn’t come until the second round (No. 42 overall).
Britt says Mills settled in nicely towards the end of the 2021 season, while also pointing to the Week 18 game against the Titans as an example of his growth.
Texans Wire’s Mark Lane lays out why he thinks Houston and the New Orleans Saints should talk trade for the Texans’ No. 13 overall pick, citing the Saints’ potential desire to move up for an offensive lineman or wide receiver.
The second-year quarterback believes he’s “kind of dancing on that border” of being confident and cocky.
Jaguars cornerback Shaquill Griffin believes the team should draft Georgia edge rusher Travon Walker at No. 1 overall, but isn’t opposed to Jacksonville taking Michigan EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, who many project will be the pick.
The Jags and Texans were two of six teams to begin their offseason workout program on Monday, April 11, along with the Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Teams with a new head coach like Jacksonville and Houston begin their programs one week earlier than the rest of the teams in the NFL with returning head coaches.
When a player sees injury as a silver lining to a season, you know things were bad. Etienne is happy that the year he missed came during what was a disastrous campaign for the Jags with former head coach Urban Meyer.
“Just seeing the results you definitely are like, if there was any year to miss, I missed a great one,” Etienne said. “That is just the human element of it.”