AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Colts


  • Broncos HC Vance Joseph tells James Palmer that they plan to be smart with OLB Shane Ray, who is dealing with another wrist injury, this summer.
  • Palmer adds that the Broncos want to ensure he’ll be available for training camp and he wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t do much at all the rest of the spring.
  • Regarding Ray’s wrist injury, Broncos HC Vance Joseph said: “Shane’s got a little wrist going on right now, so we’re not sure. We’re taking it slow, just being smart with guys. It’s the spring. Our real goal is to get him healthy for training camp, but right now we’re being smart with Shane, and he’s not by himself.” (Nicki Jhabvala)


  • Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram reported to the team for OTAs this week. (Jack Wang)
  • Ingram said he wanted to get his feet wet before the Chargers’ mandatory minicamp gets underway next week: “You always miss it. You always miss being out here, having fun, running around, making plays.” (Jack Wang)
  • Eric Williams mentions that a surprise player who has stood out during OTAs for the Chargers has been WR Artavis Scott, who should get a shot to compete for starting returner job.


Former Colts HC Chuck Pagano says he fully expects QB Andrew Luck to return to his prior form this season.

“I expect Andrew to be the old Andrew, to come back and play great football this season and beyond,” Pagano told the Indianapolis Star. “Obviously he’s got a lot of work to do. He’s got to get back on the grass, he’s got to start throwing the football. He’s in a great place. I love Andrew Luck. He got me more years than I probably deserved. He’s a phenom.”

Pagano explained that Luck not being able to play at all last season “killed him” and he’s “dying to get back on the football field.

“Him not being able to play killed him. When you can’t be there for your teammates and you’re recovering and rehabbing, it kills you. Last year, it killed him,” Luck said. “The great competitors want to be out there. This cat, he’s dying to get back on the football field.”

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