AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders



Like so many, Broncos WR Kendall Hinton dreamed of playing quarterback in the NFL when he grew up. He played the position in high school and college before moving to receiver and making it to the league on Denver’s practice squad. Truly unique circumstances pushed Hinton into action at quarterback for the Broncos Sunday, and while it didn’t go the way he envisioned when he was younger, he was grateful for the opportunity. 

“I would not say this is how I planned it out in my dreams, but it usually doesn’t work out how you want it,” Hinton said via Aric DiLalla of the team’s website. “So, just getting this opportunity and this experience has been amazing. Imagining myself playing quarterback in the NFL four years ago, it’s completely different being in a completely different situation. But, it’s an experience like none [other].”

  • Per KUSA’s Mike Klis, Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay is having an MRI and getting a second opinion on a knee injury he suffered Sunday against the Saints. 
  • Broncos CB Bryce Callahan injured his left foot, which is the same one that gave him so much trouble all of last year. (Klis)
  • Broncos HC Vic Fangio said Callahan will miss some time but Lindsay could be back for this week’s game against the Chiefs. (Ryan O’Halloran)
  • Broncos LT Garett Bolles was understandably feeling some emotions after signing a massive extension just a few months after Denver declined his fifth-year option: “It’s been a real emotional 72 hours. I am very grateful. I am looking forward to finishing the season strong.” (Troy Renck)
  • Bolles said he took Denver’s decision as a challenge and focused on responding well: “I mean that hurt me. But at same time that happens to a lot of people. I didn’t let that bother me. I just continued to focus on what’s important … I took it upon myself to show them I can, and this is the result.” (Klis)


  • ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler says X-rays on Chargers LB Denzel Perryman came back negative after his back injury Sunday. 
  • Regarding his job status, Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said: “It comes with the territory. I control what I can control and I don’t worry about that. Of course, I like my job and I want to be here and I believe that I’m the right guy for the job and can turn this around. But that’s not my decision.” (Gilbert Manzano)



  • NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says Raiders RB Josh Jacobs has a sprained ankle and is undergoing tests, but the early thinking is the injury looked worse than it is. 
  • Rapoport adds Jacobs has a chance to play this week depending on how he feels. 
  • Raiders HC Jon Gruden said first-round CB Damon Arnette is in the concussion protocol: “Seems like he’s feeling good.” (Paul Gutierrez)
  • Gruden expects Raiders RT Trent Brown to practice Wednesday but not play Sunday against the Jets. Las Vegas could get back DE Clelin Ferrell and S Lamarcus Joyner, though. (Tashan Reed)
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