AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Dolphins, Raiders



  • Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos are hiring Loren Landow as their new strength and conditioning coach.
  • Broncos OLB Shaquil Barrett said that he previously worked with Landow and thinks he is a great hire: “I love Loren and think that’s a brilliant hire. He had me in the best shape of my life, literally. I felt the best I have ever felt — the fastest and the leanest.” (Clarence Hill Jr.)


Chargers G Forrest Lamp said that he is recovering well from the torn ACL he sustained at the start of last year’s training camp.

I’m feeling really good so far,” Lamp said, via ProFootballTalk. “I’m five months post-op, and coming along really good. The training staff and I have been working Monday through Friday, and we’ve been starting to run and do things like that. Like [General Manager Tom [Telesco] said, I should be back for camp and ready to go.”


  • Armando Salguero fully expects Georgia LB Roquan Smith a serious consideration for the Dolphins at No. 11 overall.
  • Salguero admits that there is some concern regarding Smith’s size, but believes he’ll “definitely” be an option for Miami.


Raiders HC Jon Gruden said that rumors that Marshawn Lynch skipped a meeting are “not true” and that he has called several players to introduce himself.

I’ve called several players, introduced myself. I think that’s legal,” said Gruden, via Jerry McDonald of the Mercury News. “I’m not having contact with everybody. I’ve had people call me to tell me that Marshawn Lynch didn’t show up to a meeting that we had. I mean, there’s a lot of stuff out there that’s being written that’s not even true. We’re not allowed to have any real contact. It’s pretty clear on what the rules are. All you’ve got to do is read ’em.”

When asked whether Lynch will be on the Raiders’ roster next season, Gruden responded “I don’t know” but added that he has spoken briefly with Lynch at the team’s facility.

I don’t know. I bumped into him. Some of these players that live locally do come to the facility to get a workout, see the trainer. I’ve been downstairs and met several guys. I have talked to Marshawn briefly. We’ll see. We’ll keep everybody posted. Right now, he’s our leading ballcarrier. He’s our back, and we’re counting on him. Hopefully we get an opportunity to work together. that’s a man that has a lot of respect in this league as a player and I certainly have respect for him also.”