Thursday, May 23, 2013
AFC South links: Luck likes OTAs
By ESPN.com staff
Free safety Ed Reed has not been at OTAs while recovering from hip surgery, but the Texans expect him to be ready for the start of the regular season, writes Nick Scurfield of the team's website. Reed had minor surgery in late April, about a month after signing with the Texans. The nine-time Pro Bowler is expected to leave Colorado, where he had the surgery, this week.
Other NFL owners say Houston was an easy choice to host Super Bowl LI in 2017, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Coach Gary Kubiak expects Case Keenum to push T.J. Yates for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Schaub, writes Dale Robertson of the Chronicle.
Because academic requirements at Stanford forced him to miss OTAs before his rookie season, quarterback Andrew Luck is getting his first taste this offseason and finds the workouts productive, writes Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.
The Jaguars were busy Wednesday, writes Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. They signed wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, a seventh-round pick of the New England Patriots last year; cut defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton, their seventh-round pick last year; and signed one of their seventh-round picks this year, cornerback Demetrius McCray.
The Jags took a flier on Pendleton’s raw talent last year even though he was 28 and didn’t play football for several years after high school while trying to support his family on the south side of Chicago.
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew, participating sparingly in the team's offseason program as he recovers from offseason foot surgery, talks about his decision to rehabilitate his injury in Miami. John Oehser of jaguars.com has the story.
Undrafted tight end Jack Doyle of Western Kentucky faces stiff competition for a roster spot, but the 6-foot-6, 253 pounder looks the part, writes Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. Doyle, who had 162 career catches for 1,769 yards with the Hilltoppers, was first-team All-Sun Belt Conference in 2012.
Titans middle linebacker Colin McCarthy isn’t back to full health following his offseason ankle surgery, but he’s encouraged with his progress. McCarthy has been participating in organized team activities, and says he's "about 80 percent," writes John Glennon of the Tennessean.