AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs

     

Broncos

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay discussed his turf toe injury that has prevented him from running, making cuts, and making other athletic moves. 

“If you’ve ever had turf toe, your toes pretty much balance everything. Walking, running, everything Cutting. So when you don’t have your toes you can’t do anything,” said Lindsay, via Mike Klis.

Lindsay added that turf toe injuries are difficult to rehab from given walking can prolong recovery. 

“If you’ve ever had a sprained thumb, it would be the same thing. Only difference is you’re always walking on your feet. So it’s hard to heal that right away because you’re always walking. It’s one of those where it needs time to heal,” said Lindsay, via Klis.

  • Broncos DT Mike Purcell’s three-year, $11.5M extension includes a $750,000 signing with $990,000 of his 2021 base salary is guaranteed for injury and fully guaranteed by the fifth day of the 2021 league year.
  • Purcell is also eligible to earn a $1.76 million roster bonus and $750,000 in per-game roster bonuses. His $3.5 million base salaries in 2022 and 2023 are not guaranteed. (Mike Klis)

Chargers

Chargers’ rookie QB Justin Herbert said Tyrod Taylor has been an “incredible teammate” despite losing the starting job after his long was accidentally punctured by the team’s doctor. 

“I definitely feel for Tyrod, and he has been an incredible teammate throughout this,” said Herbert, via Daniel Popper.

As for playing in Monday’s Week 5 game against the Saints, Herbert said he’s “dreamed” of playing in Monday Night Football.  

“I grew up watching Monday Night Football games and just dreamed of being out there, and the chance to play the New Orleans Saints on Monday night football doesn’t get any better than that,” said Herbert, via Manzano.

  • Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said C Mike Pouncey underwent hip surgery and is now rehabbing. (Gilbert Manzano)
  • Chargers DC Gus Bradley had high praise for rookie LB Kenneth Murray and believes that he can certainly be an impact player for Los Angeles defensively: “He gets around the ball. He can run and hit. So when you see that, you try to get him around the ball a little bit more. I think that’s on me. That’s what I gotta look at.” (Gilbert Manzano)

Chiefs

  • Adam Schefter reports that a Chiefs’ strength and conditioning coach has tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • According to Albert Breer, the Chiefs’ primary concern is the number of people the strength and conditioning coach came into contact with. However, Breer reports that the contact tracing numbers are expected to be “very low.” 
  • The Chiefs have created an official day (October 30th) for former RB Joe Delaney, who drowned while trying to save three children in 1983. (Pro Football Talk)
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