AFC Notes: Broncos, Browns, Raiders





Raiders HC Jon Gruden explained what Jordy Nelson brings to their offense at the owner’s meeting last week.

“He can still run,” Gruden said, via NBC Bay Area. “He’s a guy we can put on the backside of (triple receiver formations). He can win at the line of scrimmage against press coverage. He’s good after the catch.

“He brings a lot of ‘it’ factor we need. He’s unselfish. He’ll block. He’s excellent at uncovering in scramble drills. His work ethic and consistency is something that will benefit our football team. He’s one of the free agents who will play a huge role for us.

As for moving on from Michael Crabtree, Gruden said a change of scenery could prove to be beneficial for both parties.

“’Crab’ was a good player, no doubt,” Gruden said. “With a lot of receivers, sometimes a change of scenery is a good thing. I think Crab’s in a good place. I think this is a good place for Nelson.