AFC Notes: Pagano, Jags, Titans, Broncos

Rumors have persisted that Colts coach Chuck Pagano is fighting to keep his job. While the rumors seemingly haven’t fazed the team, the players certainly recognize their coach’s questionable job security.

“Every team has adversity,” cornerback Vontae Davis told Stephen Holder of “If the job was easy, then everybody could be a head coach. I think he’s the man for the job.”

Offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo echoed that sentiment.

“He doesn’t bring any of that in here,” he said. “I actually don’t even know what you’re talking about.”

Let’s check out some more notes from around the AFC…

  • Michael DiRocco reports that Jaguars wideout Marqise Lee is one setback away from landing on the injured reserve. The second-year player has only played in two games this season, but the organization isn’t ready to just cut bate from the former second-rounder.
  • With Titans running back David Cobb set to return from injury, Jim Wyatt of wonders if Terrance West could be the odd man out. The team swapped a conditional draft pick for the former Browns running back, but West still hasn’t appeared in enough games for that to matter.
  • Peyton Manning and the Broncos are struggling offensively, finding it difficult to run the football and getting little production from their tight ends. Owen Daniels should have a chance to get healthy during the bye week and be more productive coming out of it, but if he’s not, Troy Renck of the Denver Post suggests the team seriously consider trading for Vernon Davis, Jared Cook, or Martellus Bennett.

Rob DiRe contributed to this post.

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2 comments on “AFC Notes: Pagano, Jags, Titans, Broncos

  1. Cut bate?

  2. Sam Robinson

    A trade for one of those tight ends, particularly Bennett, would equip Manning with another viable pass-catcher, which he desperately needs at this stage of his career. But the Broncos have barely $7MM worth of cap room. Of those TEs, only Bennett carries a cap number of less than $7MM (at $5.1MM). The math doesn’t add up for a pick-for-player swap here.

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