AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders

     

Broncos

  • ESPN’s Jeff Legwold lists Broncos TE Jake Butt as a potential trade candidate, as he’s buried on the depth chart and could have greater value elsewhere. 
  • Broncos signed RB Damarea Crockett to their practice squad.

Chargers

  • ESPN’s Shelley Smith lists Chargers DE Melvin Ingram as a potential trade candidate. Ingram is in the final year of his deal and Smith says the Chargers are believed to be eyeing better protection for first-round QB Justin Herbert

Chiefs

New Chiefs RB Le’Veon Bell was once regarded as one of the game’s premier players. A year out of the game and two years with the Jets have tarnished that image somewhat, but Bell hopes he can revitalize that by joining a winning team in Kansas City. 

“I played at a high level for so long,” Bell said via ESPN’s Adam Teicher. “I had two years where it has not been a high level, and people kind of look at it like that. So I wanted to get here, get my feet back under me, get in a good offense, get the ball when I can [and] not have too much pressure on me, just play football. I think coming here will give me the opportunity to do that. There are a lot of [good] players. I don’t necessarily have to worry about how many times I’m touching it.”

While Bell has been a workhorse back at his other two stops and clashed with the Jets repeatedly over what he felt was poor usage, it appears he’s focusing on taking a quality over quantity approach with his new job. 

“It was just undeniable to try to come here to help this team any way I can help them out,” Bell said. “When I decided to come here, I already knew the weapons, and there’s only one football to kind of go around. I think there’s going to be a lot of opportunity to kind of show what I can do in space, running routes. I think this offense is a good fit for my skill set. I think Coach Reid does a good job of getting backs the ball in space. I’m glad I’ve got this opportunity.”

Raiders

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