AFC Notes: Clemons, Ravens, Mathis

As expected, veteran pass rusher Chris Clemons reported to the Jaguars today, tweets Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Clemons hadn’t been present for Jacksonville’s voluntary OTAs this year, but would have forfeited his workout bonus if he hadn’t shown up this week. More from the AFC..

  • The Ravens could use another pass rusher and wouldn’t hesitate to add another defensive back, but the team doesn’t have any significant holes right now, so any veteran signings still to come would be more of a luxury than a necessity, writes Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun.
  • Bill Williamson of wonders if the Raiders should pursue guard Evan Mathis. The Raiders do not have a set starter at right guard, they have nearly $17MM in cap room, and new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave was on the Eagles’ staff last year. However, the Raiders are happy with their trio of right guards and Mathis’ age (33) could be a deterrent for them, in Williamson’s view. However, one offensive lineman to keep an eye for the Raiders could be tackle Sam Baker, who was cut by the Falcons on Monday.
  • Landry Jones‘ future with the Steelers could hinge on how he performs in the preseason, Ralph N. Paulk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes.┬áThe third-year quarterback has had a difficult time adjusting since he was taken in the fourth round out of Oklahoma. Quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner speculated that his spread offense background has been a hindrance to his development so far.

Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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