AFC Notes: Broncos, Browns, Raiders


The Broncos recently hired DeMarcus Ware as a part-time pass rush consultant to help out their edge rushers including first-round pick Bradley Chubb.

Ware says he believes Chubb could be a young version of himself.

“You know what?” Ware said, via Clark Judge of the Talk of Fame Sports Network. “He can be. He’s one of those guys who’s mature. He listens. And that’s what you want from a young guy. Because some of them come in very arrogant, saying, ‘OK, I’m in the league now.’ But to me, he has that ‘I just arrived’ mentality. ‘Now what do I need to do to deliver?’”

Ware added that Chubb gives Von Miller a tag-team partner.

“Chubb is probably 6-4, 270,” Ware said. “He’s the guy who can come in and be that power guy and really help Von out.

“The attributes that he really brings to the game — stopping the run and being able to be that strong-side guy for Von — that’s what you need.”


Browns backup QB Drew Stanton says he had more options than just signing with Cleveland and ultimately felt that this was his best opportunity.

“I did have choices, and I felt that this was the best choice,” Stanton said, via the “I am getting to the point in my career where I am looking for good situations. I have been fortunate to be around some really good organizations, and I felt like this was a great fit from top to bottom.”

According to Browns OC Todd Haley, Stanton still has “some in the tank.”

Drew Stanton does not get talked about a lot, but he is a guy with a lot of experience,” Haley said. “He still has got some in the tank. He can throw the football. He is extremely smart.


New Raiders DL Frostee Rucker said fifth-round DT Maurice Hurst Jr. has been approaching him for advice.

We had a couple conversations while I was there he tried to pick my brain a bit. I told him I’ll be right there with him the whole training camp to help learn the blocking schemes & how to keep his pad level down. The kid can play,” said Rucker, via SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Hurst says he’s “amped up” to play for DC Paul Guenther after watching watch Geno Atkins has done in his system.

It definitely gets me amped up,” Hurst said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “The Bengals, their best player was their three technique. That’s the focal point of their defense, and that’s what coach Guenther is used to getting, and what he has got his whole time in the NFL [with Atkins]. He drafted Geno, and it says something for him drafting me and P.J. [Hall, a second-round pick this year]. I think he expects a lot from us and expects us to fill that role he had with the Bengals.”

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