AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders

     

Broncos

Broncos’ QB Drew Lock (ribs) was a limited participant in practice on Thursday and hopes to play on Sunday against the Dolphins. Lock said that he felt injured last week against the Raiders but never came close to exiting the game.

“I’m feeling better every day,” Lock said, via Ryan O’Halloran of The Denver Post. “It’s been a good process so far with the doctors and all of the trainers here. I got to go out and throw the ball. It’s all I could ask for (Thursday). I was excited and ready to get back out there and throw it and it was feeling good. I was feeling it (during the game), but you play football your whole life, you get twisted ankles and a bruise here and a bruise there. How I was raised (was), ‘You’re tough, you’re going to go out and play until they drag you off the field. I would like to be (on the field Sunday). I’m going to take it day-by-day with these doctors and trainers and even the coaches. I’ll let them make a decision on whether they want to play me or not. Obviously, I’ll give my opinion and it’s, ‘I want to play.’ In the end, it’s not 100% up to me.”

Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy said Lock looked good in practice this week did not seem bothered by his latest injury. 

“[Lock] looked pretty good throwing the ball in practice the past two days. Looked the same as he has the past few weeks,” said Jeudy, via Troy Renck

As for their Week 11 game against the Miami Dolphins, Jeudy said he is not surprised by the success of his college quarterback, Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa. 

“His accuracy, his leadership, the way he knows how to communicate with people. Just how smart he is as a quarterback,” said Jeudy, via Renck

Chargers

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said QB Tyrod Taylor (ribs) is “going fine” after getting examined by their medical staff. 

“He didn’t regress. He’s doing fine. He just wanted to get something checked out. Once he got that checked out, he’s very confident he can play in the game and be OK,” said Lynn, via Gilbert Manzano.

Chiefs

Chiefs’ HC Andy Reid knows that GM Brett Veach will have high expectations for newly signed CB Deandre Baker, who has seen one of the most tumultuous seasons in recent memory.

It was recently announced that the former Giants’ first-round pick was having all armed robbery charges against him dropped and that he was being extorted, following an incident that led to him being cut earlier this year.

“I know when he gets here, he’ll see the environment that we have and he’s going to be asked to work hard and keep his nose clean,” Reid said, via Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star. “That’s what you do and we’re very honest with that and open. So, when Brett deals with that, he keeps that real with these guys whoever we’re bringing in, but anything else isn’t acceptable. That’s how we go.”

Raiders

Raiders’ DC Paul Guenther is seemingly facing an impossible task as his team takes on the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs with multiple players on the COVID-19 reserve list.

“I don’t know how we can beat these guys with a full lineup at practice, let alone three-fourths of your lineup not here all week,” Guenther said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN. “What don’t they have? We’re playing the world champs. What don’t they have? They have a great quarterback, great receivers, great tight ends, line is physical. And they’re coming off a bye, so it’s a daunting task.”

  • Raiders HC Jon Gruden said he didn’t have any updates on their 11 players on the COVID-19 list. (Tashan Reed)
  • QUESTIONABLE for Week 11: DT Maurice Hurst (ankle), RB Jalen Richard (chest)
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