Denver’s 48-19 loss to the Bills on Saturday guaranteed them their fourth-straight losing season. Broncos HC Vic Fangio currently has a 12-18 record through his first two seasons. His predecessor, Vance Joseph, was fired after going 11-21 in his first two seasons. But Fangio believes the arrow is pointing up for his squad that was beset by injuries the entire year and still competed.
“At times, we’ve played good football in all three phases; we haven’t done it enough together in enough games to translate it to more wins,” Fangio said via Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post. “But I see a bunch of young players improving each and every week. I see a bunch of guys in the mid-part of their careers still improving each and every week. I think this team has a bright future.”
- Per the Athletic’s Daniel Popper, Chargers HC Anthony Lynn says RT Bryan Bulaga will return to practice from the concussion protocol this week.
- Lynn doesn’t plan on keeping DE Joey Bosa out if he clears the concussion protocol before the end of the season. (Gilbert Manzano)
- Albert Breer of SI says RB Le’Veon Bell should figure heavily into the Chiefs’ plans going forward following the ankle injury to promising rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
- Chiefs’ LT Eric Fisher will see his 2021 base salary increase by $500,000 to $11.25 million due to his Pro Bowl selection this season. (Joel Corry)
- Raiders’ TE Darren Waller has earned a $100,000 incentive for making the Pro Bowl this season. (Joel Corry)
- Waller mentioned how honored he was to be named to the Pro Bowl: “It’s pretty unbelievable. Honestly, I didn’t think anything like this would ever happen. This was never my goal. I never really had big goals. I’m pretty speechless right now, reflecting on life and everything I’ve been through.” (Jerry McDonald)