The Colts have 33 million reasons to be getting antsy with Arthur Jones, Mike Wells of ESPN.com writes. In 2014, Jones inked a five-year, $33MM contract with Indianapolis. Since then, he has played only nine games in two seasons due to two different ankle injuries. Because he has been unable to stay on the field, the Colts asked the defensive tackle to take a $2MM pay cut from his 2016 base salary. In 529 snaps for the Ravens in 2013, Jones recorded a +15.7 PFF grade, performing very well against the run while also compiling 25 quarterback pressures. The Colts would love to see that kind of production from Jones in blue and white.
Here’s more out of the AFC South:
- In today’s mailbag, a reader asked Kevin Bowen of Colts.com whether the Colts have taken a different approach this offseason than they have in years past. Last year, the Colts signed aging free agents like Andre Johnson and Frank Gore and drafted seemingly NFL-ready players like defensive end Henry Anderson and defensive tackle David Parry. This year, Bowen notes that the Colts have, in fact, taken a different approach, choosing instead to build around their younger core players. The Colts also had limited cap space this offseason, which obviously changed their strategy.
- The Jaguars are relieved that Jalen Ramsey only needs minor surgery, but the best outcome would have been no surgery at all for the rookie cornerback, Ryan O’Halloran of The Florida Times-Union writes. The belief is that Ramsey will not have to miss any regular season time as a result of his procedure.
- On Tuesday, the Titans learned that offensive lineman Byron Bell will be sidelined for the entire 2016 season with a dislocated ankle. Bell, 27, was expected to compete for time at guard.