AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders


  • According to KUSA’s Mike Klis, Broncos RB Melvin Gordon met with HC Vic Fangio this morning, who sent him home after Gordon’s arrest for DUI and speeding last night. 
  • Per NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, Gordon had dinner with some friends last night, had a little too much wine to drink and made a poor decision to drive home. He called GM John Elway immediately after his citation to apologize and accept responsibility. 
  • While obviously unhappy with the DUI, Garafolo adds the Broncos believe Gordon is handling the fallout maturely, and he was sent home more to clear his mind than any active discipline. 
  • Fangio said they haven’t decided if Gordon will be active for this week’s game against the Patriots. (Ryan O’Halloran)
  • He added “everything is open right now” in terms of potential punishment for Gordon, who also faces up to a three-game suspension at some point from the NFL. (Andrew Siciliano)
  • Meanwhile, Broncos QB Drew Lock practiced in full and appears to be trending toward starting against the Patriots this week in his return from a Week 1 shoulder injury. (Adam Schefter)



  • Jeremy Fowler reports that Le’Veon Bell is likely to prioritize a role in an offense and his chances of winning in terms of his next team.
  • According to Fowler, many people around the league believe the Chiefs will have interest in Bell because of his fit.
  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer says Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman is on the COVID-19 list because of an exposure to the virus, not a positive test. 


  • Per Fansided’s Matt Lombardo, Raiders QB Derek Carr has been impressing people around the NFL so far in 2020, culminating in his performance in Las Vegas’ upset win against the Chiefs this weekend.
  • An NFC head coach says Carr is proving himself to be the guy for the Raiders: “He’s really growing in that system. He can make every throw. He’s athletic, and he’s stopped throwing interceptions. They can absolutely win with him.”
  • Raiders DE Carl Nassib broke his big toe in Sunday’s win and looks like he’ll miss some time, though it’s unclear how much. (Mike Garafolo)

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