Uni Watch — What’s new in the AFC South for 2017

There’s plenty of uni-related news as we move toward the kickoff of the 2017 NFL season. Most notably, a new Nike collar that eliminates the Flywire design has been adopted by 19 of the 22 teams that were still using the old one — we’ll call them the Flyswatter Brigade! Here’s our rundown of what you can expect to see in the AFC South on the gridiron this fall.

On Wednesday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn’t directly address Lewis’ assertion.

The Raiders want Sebastian Janikowski to take a pay cut. The kicker, who has been with Oakland since 2000, has balked at the request. Stay tuned.
The issue could have been resolved as early as Tuesday, if Janikowski had accepted a reworked deal or if Oakland had moved on to a new kicker.

The obvious path for the Eagles goes through their quarterback, where the hope is that a second-year leap from Carson Wentz will push them forward in a crowded NFC East. The truth is that they might already be there without Wentz playing at a high level, given that they produced 9.0 Pythagorean wins in 2016 despite an uneven season from their high-profile rookie.

The 7-9 Eagles were just 1-6 in one-score games, so with a bit of luck, they might have made it to the postseason as a wild card last season. Given that underlying level of performance, if Wentz and his new group of receivers take off, the Eagles could be a bona fide Super Bowl contender without requiring much luck at all.