AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Raiders

     

Broncos

Broncos DE Bradley Chubb (ACL) said rehabbing around the team’s headquarters has been strange given his workouts are isolated from other people after being in contact with Von Miller

It was weird, just very quiet,” Chubb said, Jeff Legwold of ESPN. “And it was some days people didn’t feel like talking it would be a quiet room, just working out in a quiet room. We did a good job trying to make sure we had that same energy every day in training room, but it definitely wore on you seeing the same people over and over and doing the same thing over and over.”

Chubb said he is “progressing like I want to” from his ACL injury and is able to execute cuts and other athletic moves. 

“It’s progressing like I want to, finding all the different type of things I can do on my own to make sure I’m the best the next day,” Chubb said. “Trying to find all the small things I can do to make sure I’m 100 percent. Right now, I’m feeling good, doing a lot of different things, cutting wise, getting back into like position work. … To see where I started off and where I am now is amazing [but] I’m ready to get back around my teammates.

Chargers

  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer thinks Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor starts Week 1 and keeps the job over first-round QB Justin Herbert as long as Los Angeles is in contention.
  • The Athletic’s Daniel Popper writes that while the Chargers’ decision to sign CB Chris Harris appeared curious at first, it was done to improve their overall depth, help them keep pace with the Chiefs and push previous slot corner Desmond King in a contract year. 
  • However, it does create a logjam in the defensive backfield. Harris can play outside but he’s best suited for the slot when the Chargers go to their nickel defense. That pushes King to Los Angeles’ dime packages as the sixth defensive back but it also curtails the ability of 2019 second-round DB Nasir Adderley to get on the field, per Popper. 
  • Chargers DC Gus Bradley has said both King and Adderley will have the chance to compete with CB Michael Davis at outside corner but Popper says Davis appears to be best suited for that role. 

Raiders

  • According to WKBN’s Gerry Ricciutti, Raiders third-round RB Lynn Bowden was staying at a house that was searched by the DEA on Wednesday. Bowden was detained but not arrested as U.S. Marshals seized multiple loaded guns. No other arrests were made.
  • Sources say government agents have made drug buys at the home but not from Bowden. 
  • Bowden is not one of the dozen-plus official residents. The home is owned by his grandmother. (Kyle Tucker)
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