AFC Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders

     

Broncos

  • NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says Broncos OLB Von Miller will have surgery on his dislocated ankle tendon. Rapoport reiterates Miller will be out several months and probably miss the entire season, though others have had more optimistic timelines. 
  • Broncos WR Courtland Sutton left practice with an apparent shoulder injury.
  • Mike Klis reports that Sutton is day-to-day with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder and has been listed as questionable for the season opener against the Titans.   

Chiefs

Chiefs G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has a valid reason to not be on the field helping Kansas City push for its second straight Super Bowl. Dr. Duvernay-Tardif opted out to serve in a medical capacity back home in Quebec and fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Next year when the world hopefully returns to normal, Duvernay-Tardif has his sites set on coming back to help with the three-peat. 

“I want the Chiefs to play all 16 games and make the playoffs; I want my team to repeat as Super Bowl champions, so that when I do return, we’re zoned in on a rare NFL three-peat,” Duvernay-Tardif wrote at SI.com.

Raiders

  • Per the Athletic’s Vic Tafur, Raiders RT Trent Brown (calf) was practicing Thursday. Brown has missed a decent chunk of time during camp so far but appears ready to start Week 1 against the Panthers. 
  • Raiders third-round WR Bryan Edwards acknowledged HC Jon Gruden‘s playbook was a bear but he feels like he’s in a good place: “I feel pretty comfortable in the offense right now.” (Vincent Bonsignore)
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