AFC Notes: Broncos, Browns, Ravens

     

Broncos

  • Broncos DL Christian Covington‘s one-year, $1.5 million deal includes a $1.25 million base salary with $625,000 guaranteed and $250,000 total in per-game active roster bonuses. (Mike Klis)

Browns

  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer mentions that while Browns OT Jack Conklin has more experience at left tackle than first-round OT Jedrick Wills, starting 35 games at the position in college, Conklin is expected to remain on the right side where he’s played for his whole NFL career. 
  • Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot expects the Browns to do their due diligence on former Saints G Larry Warford and adds they have the cap space to add him if GM Andrew Berry thinks it makes sense. 
  • Cabot thinks LB Clay Matthews would be another strong free-agent fit for Cleveland. 

Ravens

  • The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec writes that Ravens GM Eric DeCosta mentioned Ravens OL Bradley Bozeman as an option for the team at center. Bozeman started the entire 2019 season at left guard. 
  • Bozeman is bigger than both Ravens centers Matt Skura and Patrick Mekari and the Ravens love size up front. It would also free up a spot if Baltimore is able to sign former Saints G Larry Warford to an affordable deal. 
  • Zrebiec says it’s fair to question the relationship going forward between the team and S Earl Thomas after he failed to inform the team of his legal situation following an incident with his wife. 
  • DeCosta told season ticket holders that there was nothing new to report regarding long-term deals for LB Matt Judon and LT Ronnie Stanley: “We’ve had dialogue with both players, their agents. We haven’t been able to get a deal done to this point. We remain optimistic. We’re glad we have both players, certainly this year. I’m not ruling out the possibility that we could do a long-term deal.” 
  • If the Ravens go back to just two quarterbacks on the active roster, which Zrebiec says has been the trend under HC John Harbaugh, that leaves 2019 sixth-round QB Trace McSorley battling Robert Griffin III for the backup position or rookie UDFA Tyler Huntley for a practice squad slot. 
  • Zrebiec notes while it was reported after the draft the Ravens had signed former BYU RB Ty’Son Williams to a contract as an undrafted free agent, it has yet to become official. The Ravens are at the maximum of 90 players on the roster now. 
  • Baltimore will also need to free up a roster spot for LB Pernell McPhee when his deal is finalized. (Zrebiec)
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