AFC Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Ravens, Steelers



Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said the team was unwilling to trade QB Alex Smith to the Broncos, given that they are a division opponent.

I think it’s pretty typical in the NFL not to seek trades within the division,” Hunt said, per Mike Klis. That’s pretty standard fare particularly when we’re talking about a high-profile player.’’


Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti admitted he was “a little shocked” that Dean Pees elected to come out of retirement to become the Titans’ defensive coordinator.

“I’m a little shocked,” Bisciotti said, via Jamison Hensley of “He’s 68 years old. It’s hard to give it up, I guess.”


  • Manish Mehta reports that Alabama assistant Karl Dunbar is in discussions with the Steelers to be their next defensive line coach.
  • Mark Kaboly reports that the Steelers have promoted Shaun Sarrett to assistant offensive line coach.
  • Gerry Dulac reports that the Steelers are looking at candidates to come in and possibly learn under DL coach John Mitchell until he retires.