AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders



  • Per Denver 7’s Troy Renck, Broncos HC Vic Fangio said the team considered putting QB Drew Lock (shoulder) on injured reserve, as there’s a chance he could miss more than three games.
  • But because there was a chance he could return sooner than expected, they elected to keep their options open. 


  • The Athletic’s Daniel Popper says Chargers HC Anthony Lynn is not in danger of being fired this year. If anything, Popper notes GM Tom Telesco‘s seat is warmer than Lynn’s. 
  • Popper highlights the play of Chargers DE Uchenna Nwosu as standing out so far this season. He adds that will play a role in whether the Chargers decide to re-sign DE Melvin Ingram this offseason.
  • Despite Chargers CB Desmond King‘s beef with Lynn and his lack of playing time, Popper doesn’t believe the team will trade him because their depth in the secondary is too thin. 
  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer writes that for a team that fancies itself a contender like the Chargers do, pulling the plug on QB Tyrod Taylor for first-round QB Justin Herbert is a loaded decision. Once you go to the rookie, you can’t go back.
  • Lynn said there are no issues with the team doctor who accidentally punctured Taylor’s lungs while administering a pain-killing shot Sunday: “I’m not angry at all. … No one’s perfect. … The doctor is a good man. It’s just unfortunate.” (Mike Garafolo)
  • Injured reserve is not a consideration for Taylor, according to Lynn. (Daniel Popper)


  • The Chiefs worked out RB Marcus Marshall on Tuesday. (Aaron Wilson)


  • Per Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Raiders first-round CB Damon Arnette said his exits from the game the past couple weeks have been because his fractured thumb he’s been playing through started giving him issues: “It’s like stubbing your toe.”
  • Raiders placed G Richie Incognito on injured reserve. (NFLTR)
  • Raiders promoted G Patrick Omameh from their practice squad. (NFLTR)
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