- 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)
“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.
- Per ESPN’s Adam Teicher, Chiefs HC Andy Reid says WR Sammy Watkins is still in the concussion protocol: “It’s more neck now than the other part.”
- Reid added DE Alex Okafor (hamstring) would not practice while CB Charvarius Ward (hand) will get on the field and “move around.” (Herbie Teope)