AFC South Blog
Jaguars' second-year wideouts Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns plan to attend Larry Fitzgerald's annual offseason camp this summer. The Jags young duo will work out with other quarterbacks and receivers. They will work on "route running, receiver-specific drills, and agility, speed and strength workouts". The camp takes place the University of Minnesota. Robinson commented on the Jags' top two receivers attending the camp. "I think that's the main thing, to go out there with an elite group like that just challenging each other and learning a lot from some vets," said Robinson. "That's a pretty elite group of receivers going out there so when you're going out there with the best, take something out of it and learn from the vets and try to improve yourself."
Former Colts' running back Ahmad Bradshaw is yet to sign with a team this offseason after breaking his fibula Week 11 of last season. He hasn't generated a whole lot of interest despite the fact that he was very productive in both Indianapolis and New York (Giants) when healthy. The issue is he is now 29 years old and hasn't completed a full season since 2010. Over the past four seasons he's missed 25 games. He still scored 27 TDs over that span despite all the injuries. However, his quest for a new contract hit another speed bump today. After being busted for marijuana in February, he has been suspended for the first game of 2015.
Free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw recently got some bad news when he found out he'll be suspended for Week 1 of the 2015 season. However, we received some good news regarding Bradshaw today from his agent Drew Rosenhaus. He tweeted out that Bradshaw was fully recovered from a broken fibula and medically cleared for action. Rosenhaus tweeted, "Watching Ahmad Bradshaw workout today. Back to full heath and totally cleared!"
Whenever a team decides to make a running quarterback their franchise QB, the debate always rages regarding how much you allow him to run. What are the risk, reward benefits surrounding production and injuries? There really is no right answer but the Seahawks seem to be doing a pretty good job of it. Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt seems to be leaning toward utilizing Seattle's model with second-overall pick Marcus Mariota. "The league does a good job trying to protect quarterbacks, but any time a quarterback takes off with the ball there's a risk," Whisenhunt said. "Then again, anytime anyone has the ball there's a risk, so I don't think you can get too caught up in it. You just have to be smart. Obviously you don't want him having 30 carries a game because then you really increase that risk … There will be (designed) opportunities, but there will also be a lot of opportunities, just like with Russell Wilson, when the play breaks down and he runs with the ball and extends the play. Kordell (Stewart) went to the Pro Bowl playing quarterback for us in Pittsburgh (in 2001), and he ran for over 500 yards but threw for over 3,000 also. A lot of those runs were not designed runs, but runs where he extended the play. But some of them were (designed) because they give you an advantage. Those are the kinds of things we will work through as we go through training camp."
Clay Harbor has dealt with multiple injuries throughout his career and it has caused him to not meet his full potential. He has been dealing with injuries yet again this offseason. Harbor missed the majority of OTAs with a calf injury. If he can stay healthy, Harbor projects as the primary backup to Julius Thomas as a pass-catching tight end.