AFC Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Jets


  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer mentions Broncos DT Shelby Harris as a player who’s set to cash in on the open market in free agency this year. 
  • Per Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post, a league executive tells him the price for the Broncos to trade for Lions CB Darius Slay would be a second or third-round pick, plus an extension worth $15 million a year for Slay. 
  • The Broncos balked at a similar price in a deal for Slay at the trade deadline this past season. 
  • According to Mike Klis, the Lions initiated the trade talks for Slay and CB Chris Harris at the trade deadline. Klis says the Broncos were willing to move Harris after he declined two-year offer, but the Lions also wanted high-round pick, which is why no deal got done. 


  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer writes that one way or another, he expects the Chiefs to hang on to DT Chris Jones in 2020, even if it’s on the franchise tag. 
  • KUSA’s Mike Klis reports that while it’s believed that Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy is the leader for Colorado’s head coaching vacancy, athletic director Rick George said no offer has been made yet: “There is no leader in the clubhouse. We’re still in the process of reaching candidates.”
  • Klis says that Bieniemy remains a candidate for the Colorado job and there should be clarity by close of business Wednesday.


  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer mentions Jets WR Robby Anderson as a player who’s set to cash in on the open market in free agency this year. 
  • ESPN’s Rich Cimini lists Jets CB Trumaine Johnson ($3 million), G Brian Winters ($7.3 million), LB Avery Williamson ($6.5 million), CB Darryl Roberts ($6 million) and WR Josh Bellamy ($2.3 million) as likely cap cuts. 
  • Cimini adds Jets CB Nate Hairston and C Jonotthan Harrison are also on the bubble, as cutting each would save the Jets a little over $2 million. 
  • Cimini mentions the Jets might have to carry WR Quincy Enunwa on the PUP list in 2020, as releasing him would trigger up to $10.1 million in injury guarantees. 
  • Cimini writes the Jets have come to grips with the fact that the chances of trading RB Le’Veon Bell are remote. He adds the two sides will try to make it work despite the team believing Bell gained weight and lost explosiveness last season. 

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