AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs



  • Per Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post, Broncos HC Vic Fangio confirmed QB Brett Rypien would likely be the No. 2 this week ahead of new QB Blake Bortles: “Right now it would be more likely Brett. Bortles just got into the building today and we play on Sunday so that would be a tall task to expect him to be ready to play.”
  • Fangio said the team is going with Jeff Driskel as the interim starter for now when asked if Bortles was signed to start: “It’s Jeff’s job, right now. That’s the way we’re proceeding.” (Troy Renck)
  • Fangio is confident in Broncos second-round WR KJ Hamler stepping up in the absence of Courtland Sutton: “The one thing about him, he’s quick, he’s shifty. He did what we saw in college, he’s difficult to cover one-on-one. You worry with a rookie that stage is too big. With him, it’s not. He’s super competitive.” (Renck)


Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said he is not angry with QB Tyrod Taylor‘s botched painkiller injection, which resulted in a punctured lung.

I’m not angry at all. … No one’s perfect. … The doctor is a good man. It’s just unfortunate,” said Lynn, via Mike Garafolo.

Lynn said Taylor is helping Chargers’ first-round QB Justin Herbert prepare for their Week 3 game against the Panther.

“He’s been real professional about it,” said Lynn, via Garafolo.

  • Former agent and CBS Sports analyst Joel Corry writes Chargers TE Hunter Henry is a strong candidate for a second consecutive franchise tag at $12.728 million, a 120 percent raise from his salary on the tag this year. 


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