AFC South news round-up: Willis abruptly retires, Boselli’s HOF supporters draw criticism

The Colts were dealt a big blow last week when their starting safety unexpectedly retired.

In our weekly trip around the AFC South, we’re once again keeping tabs on the Tennessee Titans’ division rivals, the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts.

In Indy, the Colts saw their starting safety Khari Willis unexpectedly announce his retirement this past week. Some light was also shed on linebacker Darius Leonard’s recent back surgery.

The supporters of former Jaguars offensive lineman and 2022 Hall of Fame nominee Tony Boselli drew criticism from Hall of Famer Bruce Smith for how they went about lobbying for Boselli’s enshrinement.

Texans head coach Lovie Smith was slapped with a hefty fine after it was discovered he broke rules during organized team activities. Also, Texans general manager Nick Caserio is pleased with what he’s seeing from quarterback Davis Mills ahead of his second season in the NFL.

We cover those stories and much more in our latest trip around the AFC South to check in on Tennessee’s division rivals.

AFC South news round-up: Texans joining Watson lawsuits, Leonard has surgery

The Texans are expected to be added as defendants in the Deshaun Watson lawsuits.

Come along for the ride as we check in on the Tennessee Titans’ AFC South rivals, the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars.

This past week, the Colts held their mandatory minicamp, running from June 7 to June 9. The Titans, Texans and Jaguars will all begin theirs this coming week.

One of the biggest stories coming out of Indianapolis last week was star linebacker Darius Leonard undergoing surgery on his back. The Colts are also dealing with a disgruntled cornerback in Kenny Moore.

In Houston, the Texans are now in legal hot water after being added as a defendant in the civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct against their former quarterback, Cleveland Browns signal-caller, Deshaun Watson.

In Jacksonville, the Jaguars have already lost one of their outside linebackers for the 2022 campaign, but did get good news on one of their receivers.

Check out those stories and more in our latest AFC South news round-up.

AFC South news round-up: Leonard can’t shake injury, fans pissed at Tunsil

Colts LB Darius Leonard can’t seem to shake an injury he dealt with during the 2021 campaign.

Grab your Sunday morning coffee and take a trip around the AFC South with us to check in on the Tennessee Titans’ division rivals, the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans.

In Indianapolis, the Colts have multiple contract issues on their hands with key players, and Indy is trying to figure out what’s going on with All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard, who continues to be hampered by injury.

Jaguars 2020 first-round pick and edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson didn’t mince words about his feelings after the team drafted fellow edge rusher Travon Walker with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft.

Meanwhile, Texans fans are pissed off about left tackle Laremy Tunsil being absent from voluntary organized team activities. Thank goodness Titans fans don’t do the same thing (sarcasm).

Check out those stories and more as we take our latest deep dive into what was going on in the AFC South during the past week.

AFC South news round-up: Etienne cleared, Moore unhappy with contract

Our latest trip around the AFC South to keep an eye on the Titans’ division rivals.

Another week, another trip around the AFC South to see what the Tennessee Titans’ rivals — the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans — are up to after the first week of OTAs.

In Indianapolis, the Colts added a new veteran quarterback to the roster as an insurance policy for starter Matt Ryan. Also, Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II has become disgruntled over his contract situation.

In Jacksonville, 2021 first-round pick and running back Travis Etienne has been cleared to take part in practice, and quarterback Trevor Lawrence is pleased with his newest wide receiver and head coach early on.

The Texans have been impressed with new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton thus far, and wide receiver Brandin Cooks believes players are buying in as a whole.

Those are some of the nine stories we’re covering in this week’s AFC South round-up as we continue to keep an eye on the Texans, Jaguars and Colts throughout the offseason.

AFC South round-up: Wentz surprised by Irsay, Walker’s position TBD

It’s safe to say Carson Wentz was caught off guard by Jim Irsay’s comments.

With organized team activities (OTAs) set to begin this week, we’re taking a look around the AFC South to check in on the Tennessee Titans’ division rivals, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, and Houston Texans.

Colts owner Jim Irsay didn’t mince words about the tenure of Carson Wentz, and it’s safe to say his comments took the veteran signal-caller by surprise.

In Houston, there is a belief that 2022 fourth-round pick, Dameon Pierce, could seize a significant role in his first season, and one Texans writer revealed what Davis Mills needs to do to be considered a success.

The Jaguars spent the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft on Georgia’s Travon Walker, but did so without having fully figured out where they’ll actually play him.

We cover those stories and much more in our latest weekly trip around the AFC South to check in on the Titans’ division rivals ahead of OTAs.

AFC South round-up: Jags getting sued, Colts rookie has rough debut

Another week, another negative story for the Jags and Urban Meyer.

Our latest trip around the AFC South to keep an eye on the Tennessee Titans’ division rivals — the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars — comes on the heels of the release of the 2022 NFL schedule.

If you somehow missed it, you can check out the Titans’ 2022 slate right here. As far as the rest of the AFC South is concerned, we’ve included the schedules of Indy, Houston and Jacksonville below.

The Colts’ top pick had a rough first day of rookie minicamp, so the Titans weren’t alone in having a rookie receiver struggle on Day 1.

In Jacksonville, there’s more bad news for the Jags, who are currently being sued by their former kicker — and yes, Urban Meyer is involved.

In Houston, the Texans added a pair of veteran edge rushers to help bolster their defense ahead of the 2022 campaign.

Check out those stories and more in this week’s trip around the AFC South.

AFC South round-up: 2021 draft classes, Khan talks Meyer’s firing, more

Shad Khan’s explanation for why he fired Urban Meyer isn’t surprising.

The AFC South saw an infusion of new talent coming into the division last week, as the Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts all added to their rosters via the 2022 NFL draft.

The Titans and Texans added the most players via the draft in the AFC South with nine, while the Colts had eight and the Jaguars had seven. We’ll be taking a look at the classes of the Colts, Jags and Texans here shortly.

In addition, Jags owner Shad Khan went into detail about why he let Urban Meyer go, and the explanation probably won’t surprise you.

We’ll also take a look at what Indy’s owner said about Matt Ryan possibly being a long-term solution, and why one writer believes the 2024 NFL draft will be the one that makes Houston a contender.

Check out those stories and more as we take our latest trip around the AFC South to check in on the Titans’ division rivals.

Texans sign former Titans QB Kevin Hogan

Former Titans QB Kevin Hogan has signed with the Texans.

Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Kevin Hogan has found a new home with a division rival. The Houston Texans announced on Wednesday that they have signed Hogan. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

A former fifth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016, Hogan spent the 2021 campaign on the practice squad of the Titans. He appeared in one game but didn’t record a stat.

Hogan was re-signed by Tennessee earlier this offseason to compete with Logan Woodside for the backup quarterback job, but was waived after the team drafted Malik Willis in the third round of the 2022 NFL draft.

The Stanford product last saw significant game action in his two years with the Cleveland Browns in 2016-17. He appeared in eight games over the span, completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 621 yards and four touchdowns to seven interceptions.

Hogan now joins a quarterbacks room in Houston that also includes Davis Mills, Kyle Allen and Jeff Driskel.

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Colts had free-agent visit with former Titans OL Dennis Kelly

Former Titans OL Dennis Kelly had a visit with Tennessee’s division rival.

Former Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Dennis Kelly had a free-agent visit with the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, according to the league’s transactions wire.

The Colts have two starting spots along their offensive line that need to be filled after the team didn’t retain left tackle Eric Fisher and right guard Mark Glowinski signed with the New York Giants.

As of right now, the favorites to land those roles are tackle Matt Pryor and guard Danny Pinter, but neither appears to be totally locked in, which would leave the door open for Kelly to compete should he sign with the Colts.

Not only can Kelly provide a serviceable starting option, he’s also a versatile backup option with his ability to play either tackle spot, and guard if need be.

Considering the Titans have multiple question marks upfront, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for them to consider a reunion with Kelly.

A former fifth-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2015, Kelly spent the first three seasons of his career there.

He was then traded to Tennessee in 2016 for wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham in what turned out to be a great deal for the Titans.

Kelly’s first four seasons saw him serve as a key backup. In 2020, he netted a three-year, $17.25 million deal and became the starter at right tackle; however, he was cut the following offseason.

In 2021, Kelly signed on with the Green Bay Packers, where he played in 10 games (four starts). He hit the open market again this offseason after the Packers didn’t re-sign him.

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AFC South round-up: Colts’ door open for Hilton, Jags have 4 targets for No. 1 pick

The Jaguars have apparently whittled down their targets for the No. 1 overall pick to four.

For the last time before the 2022 NFL draft, which begins on April 28, we’re taking a look at what the Tennessee Titans’ AFC South rivals — the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts — are up to.

In Indianapolis, the Colts haven’t closed the door on a reunion with T.Y. Hilton. Even if the veteran returns, Indy needs more help at receiver, a position they could very well address in the upcoming draft.

The Jaguars own the No. 1 overall pick yet again, and while general manager Trent Baalke says the team is still working through who it will pick, the options have apparently been whittled down to four.

Down in Houston, the Texans aren’t expecting much (if any) trade action for their No. 3 overall pick, as general manager Nick Caserio recently admitted.

Those are just three of the stories we’re covering for you this week. Here’s a look at those and six more in our latest AFC South round-up.