AFC Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders



  • Broncs TE Austin Fort is undergoing an arthroscopic procedure on his knee, according to Mike Klis, and is expected to be “out a while.”
  • Broncos HC Vic Fangio told reporters that Fort tweaked his knee in an earlier workout and will miss time. Fort is doing fine and making progress. (Troy Renck)
  • As for newly signed OT Demar Dotson, Fangio said. “We have to get familiar with him. He’s behind in terms of learning the offense. We have to get him caught up and knows what to do so we can see how good he is and where he might fit. He has the license and permit to win a starting job.” (Troy Renck)
  • Broncos’ Austin Schlottmann took every first-team rep as the team’s No. 1 center on Friday. Ryan O’Halloran imagines Schlottmann will rotate with rookie Lloyd Cushenberry before a decision is made.


  • Chiefs HC Andy Reid told reporters on Friday that rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire is getting a lot of work with the first-team unit. (Herbie Teope)


Raiders HC Jon Gruden said there is a “different vibe” around the organization this offseason with their veterans and “promising young players.” 

“There’s a different vibe,” coach Jon Gruden said, via Tashan Reed of The Athletic. “This is a great facility. It’s exciting to have the best you could ever ask for from a facility standpoint, but I think the vibe is different because we got a unique cast. You’ll see. We got good guys here. We got some really promising young players and we got the right kind of guys leading them from a veteran standpoint. That’s what I’m probably the most excited about right now.”

Gruden said he didn’t have any updates on Raiders DE Maxx Crosby after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last week. 

“I don’t have any update on that,” Gruden said. “I try not to make any predictions and I don’t speculate when it comes to the virus. Hopefully he’s back soon, though.”

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs said he is fully recovered from his shoulder injury and has done “heavy reps” throughout the offseason. 

“I don’t feel the shoulder at all,” Jacobs said. “I’ve been doing heavy reps all summer. I haven’t felt it all. For the most part, this is the best my body has felt. I’m lighter than I was last year and everything. It’s been pretty smooth.”

Jacobs mentioned that he has worked on his technique as a receiver and is hoping to implement more into his game. 

“I’ve worked on a lot of things that receivers do, not necessarily just running back routes,” Jacobs said. “Whether it’s getting off the line or how to stack on top once you get vertical or anything like that, I’ve just been working on all the little technical things that receivers do. I’m just trying to implement that into my own style and bring what I can to the table.”

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