Wednesday, May 22, 2013
AFC South links: Hopkins impressive early
By ESPN.com staff
First-round draft pick DeAndre Hopkins, a receiver out of Clemson, is making a good impression in OTAs (organized team activities), writes Drew Dougherty of the team's website. “He has great size,” starting cornerback Kareem Jackson said of Hopkins. “He has great hands. He’ll definitely make the tough catches. He’s proven that. He’ll definitely be an exciting player and definitely be able to help us."
The city of Houston landed Super Bowl LI with a flawless proposal, but South Florida politicians fumbling their bid for the game didn't hurt, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Ricky Jean-Francois expects to make a smooth transition from the San Francisco 49ers to the Colts, where he'll play for his former defensive coordinator, Greg Manusky. Craig Kelley of Colts.com has the story.
Running back Justin Forsett plans to make the most of his opportunity in Jacksonville while starter Maurice Jones-Drew recovers from surgery on his foot, writes Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.
The Jaguars were forced to end Tuesday's workout early because of a thunderstorm, and won't be able to make up the lost time, writes Stellino. This after two of their three rookie camp workouts were held in a steady rain.
New coach Gus Bradley has followed through on a promise to create competition along his defensive front by stocking the roster with 17 defensive linemen, writes John Oehser of Jaguars.com.
A Jaguars fan has pleaded guilty to killing a Chicago Bears fan at a Jacksonville bar in October. Larry Hannan of the Times-Union has the story.
Quarterback Jake Locker is healthy and ready to assume a larger leadership role this season, writes Craig Peters of the team's website.