AFC Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders


Broncos QB Drew Lock said he is just focused on what he can control this season.

“I’m here to compete and do everything you can to be the best quarterback for this team,” Lock said, via Pro Football Talk. “That is the mindset that I have right now. It’s going to be fun. I’m excited to be able to go out there and have this competition, push myself to whole different level that maybe I wouldn’t have gotten to without this.”

  • The Broncos announced they promoted Ray Jackson to vice president of player development.
  • KUSA’s Mike Klis reports the Broncos gave RT Bobby Massie a one-year, $2.5 million deal with a $1 million signing bonus, $1.075 million base salary, $425,000 in per-game active roster bonuses and $1.5 million worth of incentives.
  • Broncos WR Courtland Sutton said he is recovering well from a torn ACL: “I don’t see myself having any setbacks, hiccups or ‘I can’t do that in my game before.’ I don’t see myself coming back and losing to things I was able to do.” (Troy Renck)
  • Broncos undrafted WR Warren Jackson got $50,000 guaranteed including a $10,000 signing bonus. (Klis)
  • Broncos CB Mac McCain III received $30,000 guaranteed and a $20,000 signing bonus and UDFA OT Drew Himmelman got a $25,000 signing bonus. (Klis)


  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer notes he can’t rule out the Chiefs pouncing on an opportunity to acquire Falcons WR Julio Jones at less than a first-round pick.
  • However, the Chiefs will need to transition to valuing draft picks over high-priced veterans to build a roster under the salary cap, so Breer says Kansas City could exhibit some restraint. 
  • ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has been out of a walking boot and has started moving around.


  • Per the Athletic’s Vic Tafur, the Raiders cut DT David Irving because they deemed the veteran player wasn’t a good fit for them after all. 
  • Tafur says the Raiders are hopeful new DC Gus Bradley will help get the most out of players like LB Cory Littleton, LB Nicholas Morrow, S Johnathan Abram, CB Trayvon Mullen and CB Damon Arnette
  • He notes new CB Casey Hayward can play both the slot and outside corner which gives Las Vegas flexibility with Arnette and others in the secondary. 
  • Tafur adds while the Raiders drafted Amik Robertson in the fourth round last year with designs on him playing the slot, Bradley thinks he has potential on the outside. 

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