AFC Notes: Jags, Raiders, Cody, Browns

It’s no secret that GM David Caldwell has overhauled the Jaguars‘ roster since arriving in Jacksonville, and Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union has some eye-opening numbers on just how significant that overhaul as been. According to O’Halloran, no team has fewer pre-2013 draftees on its current 53-man roster (and reserve lists) than Jacksonville — the Jags are carrying just six players that they drafted prior to ’13.

Here’s more from around the AFC:

  • Only one team in the NFL has fewer sacks this season than the Raiders‘ five, and free agent signees Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley haven’t helped matters, combining for just one sack so far. As Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle writes, Oakland needs the veteran pass-rushing duo to pick up its game going forward in order to help justify the team’s approach to the offseason.
  • Defensive tackle Terrence Cody was eligible to come off the physically unable to perform list this week, but he won’t be activated by the Ravens quite yet. Still, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun tweets that the team has been encouraged by Cody’s progress.
  • In his latest Browns mailbag, Tony Grossi of fields almost exclusively questions about the team’s quarterback situation, as Brian Hoyer‘s performance continues to keep rookie Johnny Manziel sidelined.
  • While the Browns’ early success has raised questions about Hoyer’s long-term future in Cleveland, it may be doing the same for offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, says Jeff Schudel of the Morning Journal. In Schudel’s view, Shanahan continues to improve his resumé and figures to be considered in January by teams with head coaching openings.
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