AFC Notes: Bills, Chargers, Dolphins, Steelers



Chargers GM Tom Telesco explained that both parties were motivated to get a deal done in regards to the new four-year, $62 million deal signed by Melvin Ingram.

Both sides were motivated to get a deal done, and our hope was that we’d have Melvin here long-term,” Telesco said, via Eric D. Williams of ESPN. “I think Melvin really wanted to be a Charger. His agent Ari Nissim did a really good job, worked well with Ed McGuire to get this thing done.”

Telesco added that they started to close the gap last weekend and they believe this new contract works for both parties.

“We kind of closed a gap at the end of last week and it came together over the weekend. It’s a deal that works well for both sides,” Telesco said. “And the fact that Melvin can come in here and work this week is nice. I wouldn’t say that that was a major emphasis that it had to be done beforehand, but at least this is out of the way and we can get ready to play football again.”


  • According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Dolphins LT Laremy Tunsil may miss all or part of the team’s mandatory minicamp this week, due to a leg muscle injury.
  • Salguero adds that Tunsil’s injury is not considered serious and would be able to play if the Dolphins had a game this weekend.
  • However, it appears as though Miami would prefer to be cautious with him and ensure he’s 100 percent healthy.


  • Ian Rapoport reports that Steelers franchise RB Le’Veon Bell has not been spotted at the team’s mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.
  • However, Rapoport says that negotiations between the Steelers and Bell’s camp are ongoing and it’s possible he could report to the team if contract talks pick up.
  • Adam Schefter points out that Bell is not allowed to attend Pittsburgh’s mandatory minicamp this week since he’s yet to sign his franchise tender.

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