AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs


Broncos’ HC Vic Fangio says injured RB Phillip Lindsay could possibly be available for the Thursday night game against the New York Jets.

“He’s trending in the right direction,” Fangio said Monday, via Pro Football Talk. “He might be able to play Thursday, but we’ll decide that as we go through the week. If he does play, he would be on a play count. He can’t get it a bunch of times, but he can get in there sparingly if he’s able to go.”

  • Per NFL Media’s James Palmer, Fangio said it’s possible QB Drew Lock (shoulder) could return in Week 5 against the Patriots but Week 6 against the Dolphins is more likely. 
  • Fangio said that while QB Brett Rypien will start Thursday, the Broncos could also use QB Jeff Driskel at points during the game. (Palmer)
  • He also confirmed Broncos OT Demar Dotson will take over as the starting right tackle. (Ryan O’Halloran)
  • New QB Blake Bortles has not had enough time with the team to factor into the starting quarterback discussion, per Fangio: “To expect him to play on a short week where practice will be limited would be unrealistic.” (Andrew Mason)



  • According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, Chiefs DT Chris Jones tweaked his groin late in Monday night’s win against the Ravens. The team doesn’t think it’s a serious injury but he does face a short turnaround with Week 4’s game on Sunday. 
  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter report Chiefs’ G Andrew Wylie was feeling ill and taken to the hospital prior to the game for what is believed to be appendicitis.
  • Tests ruled out appendicitis and other serious conditions for Wylie, who is still undergoing further evaluation. (Pelissero)
  • The Chiefs worked out free agent WR Chad Williams. (Aaron Wilson)

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