- ESPN’s Jeff Legwold lists running back as the biggest position battle on the team, as Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay will compete for touches on offense.
- The Broncos hosted free agent DT DeShawn Williams for a visit on Thursday. (Howard Balzer)
“I feel like Des is gonna be Des and Casey’s gonna be Casey and Chris gonna be Chris. And Derwin gonna be Derwin. If I left anybody out, they gonna be themselves,” said James, via Jeff Miller.
- ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry lists left tackle as the biggest position battle on the team, with Sam Tevi and Trey Pipkins the two candidates.
- ESPN’s Adam Teicher lists guard as the biggest position battle on the team, with free-agent pickup Kelechi Osemele the favorite for one starting position and Andrew Wylie, Mike Remmers and Nick Allegretti competing for the other.
- Chiefs TE Travis Kelce‘s four-year, $57.25 million deal doesn’t include a signing bonus but does have a larger guaranteed roster bonus that kicks in next year. (Albert Breer)
After an up-and-down first five years in the league with the Eagles, new Raiders WR Nelson Agholor is hoping things play out differently after joining the Raiders. Raiders HC Jon Gruden is familiar with Agholor’s family and he defended the much-maligned veteran.
“He is a good player,” Gruden said via the Athletic’s Vic Tafur. “You can pick up the Philadelphia Inquirer and they will probably say something different, but this guy has caught over 200 passes, he is a young guy, he has played split end, flanker and in the slot. He caught eight or nine passes in a Super Bowl and won a Super Bowl. So he’s a world champion. He’s a great person … and he can return punts. I trust him and I think he was picked high in the draft for a reason. A change of scenery worked for Randall Cunningham, maybe it will work for him.”
- ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez lists wide receiver as the biggest position battle on the team, with newcomers Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards and Agholor competing against Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow and Zay Jones for playing time — and in the case of Jones, potentially a roster spot.
- Raiders RB Josh Jacobs and RT Trent Brown did not practice again on Thursday. (Vic Tafur)
- Raiders FB Alec Ingold took some snaps at running back Thursday and could have a larger role in the offense. (Tafur)
- Raiders DC Paul Guenther is the latest member of the team to be impressed with UDFA LB Javin White, who played collegiately at UNLV. (Vincent Bonsignore)