AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders



Broncos HC Vance Joseph mentioned that he is “disappointed” in Demaryius Thomas’ comments in which he accused the team of misleading him about trade rumors.

No. 1, we have great respect for D.T.,” Joseph said, via Mike Klis of 9News. “Myself, John [Elway], [receivers coach] Zach [Azzanni] and all the guys who were included in that article, I guess you could say, or the conversation, have great respect for D.T.

“That’s first. I think, secondly, I’m disappointed to read those things about how he recalls the conversations going. It was obviously a week and a half where the rumors and gossip were flowing, and we talked about the rumors and gossip. Until something happened, we all had to focus on doing our jobs and winning football games. That was, from my end, that was discussed.

“I’m disappointed in how he remembers it, but again, we have great respect for D.T. He was a great player here, and we honored him on Sunday. We didn’t win the game; he won the game. I think it’s a little frustration on his part, but I’m disappointed in how it came out because I don’t recall it being discussed that way. And that’s OK.

“The last point: We’ve got to move on. He’s got to move on, and we have to move on. He’s no longer a Bronco, and I can’t spend any time worrying about that. As far as reading the stuff, I’m disappointed it was presented that way. I really am.


  • Adam Teicher expects OLB Justin Houston to play for the Chiefs on Sunday for the first time in a month and notes that he was lined up with the starters during the early portion of Thursday’s practice.


Raiders QB Derek Carr said that he is going to continue working hard despite the team going through a “crappy situation.

There are one of two things that’s going to happen and I think y’all know the answer. We’re going to keep going through a crappy situation and I’m going to quit working hard, or I’m not. I think you guys know me by now,” said Carr, via Vic Tafur of The Athletic.

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