Around The AFC South

Around The AFC South

The best way to the Super Bowl is to win your division and host a playoff game. The Jaguars haven't hosted a playoff game since 2000 and they have their sights set on accomplishing that feat in 2012. We're going to check and see what's going on with the Jags rivals, moving on to the Tennessee Titans.

--The Titans got a scare of sorts in minicamp on Thursday, June 14, when first-round pick Kendall Wright suffered a shoulder injury diving for a pass from Jake Locker.

Wright was down for a couple of minutes, and was taken for an MRI, according to coach Mike Munchak, who indicated he did not believe the injury was serious.

When it was over, Locker took responsibility for the throw that caused Wright to get hurt.

"It's all my fault. You always hate to see a guy get injured trying to make a play he made a great effort at it and you just hope it's nothing too serious," Locker said. Wright will probably be held out of minicamp next week.

--The Titans have begun preliminary talks on a contract extension for cornerback Jason McCourty, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract. McCourty, a sixth-round pick who has blossomed into a solid starter, was happy about the possibility of a second contract.

"Oh man, it's truly a blessing. You come into the league you never know how it's going to go. Are you going to spend 10 years there or 10 days?" McCourty said. "To have that opportunity is definitely a blessing. I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes and where it goes from here. So just have my fingers crossed and waiting to see. This is my first time, so I don't know how it all works, so I'm getting used to it."

--Wide receiver Kenny Britt was pleased that he was able to begin running again and on Friday (June 8) did some cutting on his surgically repaired knee that had a second procedure done last month.

Britt said the second procedure was to remove a "clicking sound" in his knee that had cropped up following ACL surgery.

Britt requested to run stadium steps and to begin cutting on the knee, which he did on Friday.

"It's encouraging I know it's good for his piece of mind to be out here running again after the break because of the surgery," Titans coach Mike Munchak said. "That's a good thing. Hopefully that'll lead to him having a great month and being ready to help us in July."

--In yet another sign the offense is evolving away from a run-first mentality, tight end Daniel Graham was released on Tuesday (June 12) with two years remaining on an $8.25 million contract. Graham caught just two passes last season and was losing reps to Jared Cook, Craig Stevens and rookie Taylor Thompson.

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