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AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders

Broncos

Broncos OC Bill Musgrave said last week that they’re looking for former first-round pick Garett Bolles to “clean up his level of play” this season.

We want Garett to clean up his level of play,” Musgrave said, via the Denver Post.“(He) had a number of penalties last year that we can get corrected.”

“We’re looking forward to him … just being better for us overall.

Bolles admitted to making mistakes during his rookie season, but he’s ready to show he’s learned from them.

“I made mistakes (last year) and I’m ready to fix those mistakes,” Bolles said. “I’m ready to show people why the Denver Broncos drafted me.”

Bolles added that he’s added some weight this offseason to help him hold up against the bull rush.

“I just had to gain a bit more weight so I can anchor when I get those bull rushes,” Bolles said. “I’ll probably stay around 300-305 — that’s sort of my range. I feel more comfortable there.”

Chiefs

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes says the offense has been progressing “really well” during offseason workouts and building good chemistry.

I think we’re progressing really well,” Mahomes said, via Chiefs.com. “Just from the [first] OTA to now, I feel like guys are starting to get on the same page. We’re able to almost adjust routes and I’m throwing the ball before because we’re on that same page, so I’m excited for that. We’re going to keep getting better every single day.

“He came in [last year] and he had a little bit of that, ‘You better be doing the right thing or I’m going to let you know about it’ [mentality]. It’s just a different group of guys that he’s doing it with [now],” Chiefs HC Andy Reid said of Mahomes. “Last year, he was working with the twos and the threes and this year he’s working with the ones, but he doesn’t pull back in that area. He’s going to try to get things right, not only with himself but also with the guys around him, and the guys respond to that.”

Raiders

  • Raiders DE Khalil Mack has skipped the team’s entire offseason program up to this point and reports from Monday have said that he won’t be in attendance for the start of mandatory minicamp.
  • Mike Florio notes that missing minicamp will cost Mack close to $100,000.
  • Once training camp rolls around in July, Mack would lose $40,000 a day for not reporting to the team.
  • Florio mentions that this could end up being the first financial test of Jon Gruden’s return to the Raiders and one that could impact the team’s locker room.

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