AFC Notes: Bengals, Chargers, Chiefs

Bengals

Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that Bengals OT Cedric Ogbuehi’s hasn’t done enough to warrant the team picking up his fifth-year option worth $10 million for the 2019 season.

Bengals HC Marvin Lewis tells Owczarski that Ogbuehi has an opportunity this summer to beat out newly acquired LT Cordy Glenn for the job.

“Obviously we made the trade, so we expect Cordy to start,” Lewis said. “But Cedric’s got an opportunity to beat him out or be the right tackle. If he’s not the left tackle is he the starting right tackle?

  • According to Owczarski, the Bengals are still holding out hope Jake Fisher can win the starting right tackle job.
  • Regarding Bengals TE Tyler Eiferts one-year contract, Owczarski reports that he receives a $1 million base salary, $3 million for passing a physical at signing, $500,000 for participating in offseason workouts, $62,500 in active roster bonuses, $1 million for being active for all 16 games, and $3 million for receptions, yards and touchdowns bonuses.

Chargers

  • While the Chargers have met with a number of quarterback prospects this offseason, Eric Williams of ESPN thinks they would prefer to see an early run on quarterbacks in round one to push some of the top defensive playmakers down to them at No. 17 overall.
  • Williams points out that QB Philip Rivers hasn’t missed a game in over a decade and has said that he would like to be playing when the Chargers open their new stadium in Inglewood, which is scheduled for completion in 2020.
  • Williams could see the Chargers targeting one of the two linebackers in the first two rounds and possibly a safety or defensive lineman.
  • As for someone to keep an eye on for Los Angeles, Williams suggests USC LB Uchenna Nwosu as a day-two target.

Chiefs

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