AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs



Broncos’ OL coach Mike Munchak had a lot to say about LT Garett Bolles as he evaluated his performance through the first part of the 2020 season.

“You always say you want somebody to pick up where he left off and that’s kind of what he did,” said Munchak, via Ryan O’Halloran of The Denver Post. “I thought the second half of last season, as he got used to what we were trying to accomplish, he played pretty solid and pretty well in the second half of the season. He had a good camp (this year) and came back highly motivated to play his best. The first quarter of the season, he’s been pretty consistent and playing physically, and obviously, there are things in his game he wants to improve and he needs to play better as we go to help us win, but I think he’s doing some good things against some good people and hopefully, he’ll play his best football in the final 12 weeks.”

  • Broncos’ OC Pat Shurmur on Bolles: “I certainly haven’t seen what everybody else saw prior to me getting here. I’ve been pleased with what he’s done. He’s tough, durable and knows what he’s doing.” (Mike Klis)
  • The Broncos sent RB Melvin Gordon sent home on Friday as a precaution because he was feeling ill. Mike Klis says this is not COVID-19 related, as Gordon tested negative for the virus.
  • OUT for Week 6: LB Jeremiah Attaochu (quadricep), WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring)
  • QUESTIONABLE for Week 6: TE Noah Fant (ankle), RB Melvin Gordon (illness), QB Drew Lock (right shoulder)


  • Daniel Popper of The Athletic considers DB Desmond King and DE Melvin Ingram as two players worth watching for the Chargers should they decide to be sellers before the deadline. Even so, Popper considers it “highly unlikely” the Chargers will make a move in the coming weeks.


  • Chiefs RB Le’Veon Bell is unable to begin practicing until he tests negative for five straight days, and would be able to take the field after passing the sixth test on the day of practice. (Adam Teicher)
  • Despite rumors that Bell may have signed a multi-year deal with a team, he opted to sign a one-year deal with the Chiefs instead as the opportunity for a longer contract may not have presented itself. (Mike Garafolo)
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