AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders


  • Broncos HC Vic Fangio said Sunday there’s “a possibility” that WR Jerry Jeudy, who’s been on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain, plays Thursday. (Ryan O’Halloran)
  • Fangio added Monday it’s unlikely Jeudy returns this week: “I think the chances of him playing are less than 50 percent.” (Adam Beasley)
  • Broncos third-round LB Baron Browning has a concussion and will miss this week. (Troy Renck)


  • The Athletic’s Mike Sando writes the Chargers make sense as a trade destination for Bills OL Cody Ford, as he could help at either guard or tackle and has fallen out of the starting lineup in Buffalo. 
  • NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports Chargers WR Jalen Guyton was fined $4,722 for taunting last week.
  • Chargers HC Brandon Staley said he is worried about how often K Tristan Vizcaino is missing extra points: “So much of it is confidence and I think that’s where we’re at with him. It’s establishing his confidence and his rhythm.” (Gilbert Manzano)


  • Per the Athletic’s Mike Sando, the Chiefs need a lot of help at safety and could look for help at the trade deadline. He lists Jets S Marcus Maye, Bengals S Ricardo Allen and Buccaneers S Mike Edwards as potential targets. 
  • However, there are serious roadblocks to a potential deal in any of those cases. Maye’s salary is a major obstacle given Kansas City’s cap situation, while the Bengals and Buccaneers might not be willing to give up players that would help the Chiefs and hurt them.
  • The Chiefs also need help at edge rusher, and Sando mentions Dolphins DE Emmanuel Ogbah and Patriots OLB Chase Winovich as possibilities worth inquiring into. 
  • PFF’s Brad Spielberger reports the Chiefs are interested in upgrading their defensive line via trade and are exploring available options.
  • NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports Chiefs OL Kyle Long should return to practice soon. He has been on the PUP list to start the season. 
  • Chiefs LB Anthony Hitchens has a hyperextended elbow. The team is doing further tests to figure out how much time he’ll miss. (Jeremy Fowler)


Raiders HC Rich Bisaccia said the team did a great job preparing for the game throughout the week.

“I think a week of practice was good for everybody,” Bisaccia said, via Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It was emotional for all of us. But the guys were able to put it all in perspective when it came time to go to work. It’s still a job.

“We’ll see what kind of consistency we get from this going forward. That will be the challenge for all of us.”

  • Owner Mark Davis was pleased with the team’s win on Sunday: “It was one of the best games I have seen us play in a long time. I thought it was fantastic. All three phases of the game. My emotions are that I’m excited that we looked good and are moving towards the future.” (Ed Graney)
  • Davis also briefly addressed Jon Gruden‘s resignation: “Listen, the Raiders stand for diversity, inclusion and social justice. We always have and we always will. The emails that came out are not what we stand for and so Jon Gruden is no longer head coach…There’s not much more I can say. All the talking heads are making up all sorts of stuff. That’s all it is. We don’t stand for it.” (Graney)
  • Raiders DE Maxx Crosby praised the team’s resiliency and ability to block out the outside noise. “There are always things going on with the Raiders. But the guys in our building are resilient.” (Vic Tafur)
  • Crosby feels his team has one of the more complete defensive lines in the NFL. “We are one of the best defensive lines in the league, if not the best. That’s how we carry ourselves.” (Tafur)
  • Raiders QB Derek Carr is taking it upon himself to step up and be the leader of the team. “Now more than ever, I had to step up and be that voice.” (Jeff Darlington)

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