AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Titans

     

Broncos

Broncos S Su’a Cravens, who has been dealing with knee soreness, is ready to return and play in the preseason finale.

“I came back a little early and went a little harder than I should have,” Cravens said, via the Denver Post. “I wanted to see if I could push it and it set me back to not being able to play last week against the Redskins, which is something I really wanted to do. I’m good now, though. I’m ready to go.”

Cravens added: “I just want to show them what they’ve been waiting to see.”

  • Broncos QB Paxton Lynch was asked if wants to stay in Denver: “Absolutley. I love it here. I’ve said that since Day 1, I want to be the guy here. But I’ve got to do some things. I’ve struggled. I haven’t played well at times and there’s been some times where I have played well.” (Mike Klis)
  • When asked about dropping to No. 3 on the Broncos’ quarterback depth chart, Lynch said: “I wouldn’t say stressed. But you think about it and when you get that situation put on you, you’re not happy about it. I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do with the hand that’s been dealt to me and that’s what I’m doing, I’m working my tail off.’’ (Mike Klis)

Chargers

Chargers DC Gus Bradley acknowledged that first-round pick Derwin James could open the regular season as their starting safety alongside Jahleel Addae.

“You can see his confidence growing in the system,” Bradley said, via the Associated Press. “If he makes a mistake, now he knows. He’ll come over and go, ‘That was on me.’ I couldn’t say that a couple of weeks ago.

Titans

Titans HC Mike Vrabel says that Marcus Mariota is doing a good job of learning the team’s new offensive system and working with receivers to get on the same page.

“I’ve seen his work ethic. I’ve seen his attention to detail, how much he’s meeting and putting in,” Vrabel said, via PaulKuharsky.com. “He is certainly out in front of trying to [get the offense down] and making sure the relationships with the receivers are where they need to be as far as the route progression and patterns against certain coverages.

“Marcus has had some really good plays and some plays he would like to have back and plays that we’d like to correct. That’s going to go on through the course of the year. Nobody’s going to play a perfect game. Nobody’s going to feel 100 percent; nobody’s going to play 100 percent. So we can leave the percentages. I’m not a big percentage guy.

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