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AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Jaguars, Raiders

Broncos

Broncos second-year RB Devontae Booker says he’s more ready this time around to battle for the No. 1 running back job.

“You learn it’s different than college, a lot different. In college you’re winding down when things really get going (in the NFL). You see good teams and good players start strong, finish strong,” Booker said, via Jeff Legwold of ESPN. “… I think everybody’s fatigued. As a pro, you have to push through it. That’s part of it … But I feel more ready this time.”

“I just think it’s way different,” Booker said. “Before, I felt like I was nervous, just thinking about my assignments, the offense, all of that … I’ve told guys my head was spinning all over. I just feel more ready to get to work. It’s that thing where the game gets slower and you can play faster, if you know what I mean.”

Chargers

Chargers CB Casey Hayward said he wants to be the best cornerback in the NFL in 2017, and believes he was the best corner last season.

I want to be the best corner in 2017,” Hayward said, via Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report. “That’s what I strive to be. I thought I was the best corner in 2016. Let’s see who’ll be the best corner in 2017.”

Hayward added that he wants to get his “true due” after a successful 2017 season.

When I do it again, people will say, ‘Oh, he did it again.’ And I’ll get my true due,” said Hayward.

Jaguars

  • Jaguars DE Dante Fowler was arrested Tuesday on misdemeanor charges of simple battery and mischief in St. Petersburg, Florida. (NFLTR)
  • However, Greg Auman reports that Fowler was previously arrested in March 2016 for assaulting an officer/EMT in Miami Beach. Chargers were later dropped in the matter, but it’s obviously not a great look for him to be involved in multiple run-ins with authorities since entering the NFL a few years ago.
  • Fowler has also had a number of traffic violations since December of 2015. This includes four speeding tickets and 10 total violations. (Mike Kaye)

Raiders