AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders


  • ESPN’s Jeff Legwold writes the Broncos had DE Randy Gregory as their top-rated free agent pass rusher and were comfortable with the background work they’d done on his past suspension. 
  • Gregory’s five-year, $70M contract includes a $10 million signing bonus with his $4 million 2022 base salary and $14 million 2023 base salary fully guaranteed. He is also owed $1 million roster bonuses in 2025 and 2026. (Doug Kyed)
  • The base salaries for Gregory’s final three years are $13.745 million, $12.745 million and $12.745 million. He has up to $255,000 in per-game active roster bonuses in each of those years. (Over The Cap)
  • The Broncos did not tender restricted free agent DL DeShawn Williams, who will now become an unrestricted free agent. (Mike Klis)


  • PFN’s Aaron Wilson reports the Chargers’ five-year, $82.5 million deal for CB J.C. Jackson includes a $25 million signing bonus and base salaries of $3 million, $12 million, $12.375 million, $12.025 million and $12.1 million. 
  • Jackson’s base salaries in 2022 and 2023 are guaranteed. He also has a $2 million roster bonus due on the third day of the respective league year in 2024, 2025 and 2026. 


  • NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs are “deep in talks” on a contract extension for WR Tyreek Hill that will pay him more than $20 million per season and free up cap space for Kansas City.
  • According to ESPN’s Kimberley A. Martin, the Chiefs never offered S Tyrann Mathieu a contract and were planning to go in a different direction.
  • Fansided’s Matt Verderame reports Chiefs DE Frank Clark‘s reworked contract includes $6.8 million fully guaranteed with a second-year team option.
  • Chiefs new S Justin Reid‘s three-year, $31.5 million deal includes a $10.5 million signing bonus and guaranteed salaries of $1.035 million in 2022, $8.95 million in 2023, and a non-guaranteed salary of $9.99 million in 2024. (Aaron Wilson)
  • He can also earn a $15,000 workout bonus this year, $510,000 in per-game active roster bonuses in 2024, and another $250,000 workout bonus in 2023-2024. 


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