AFC Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders


  • Broncos HC Vic Fangio said TE Noah Fant didn’t practice on Monday because he had his wisdom teeth pulled. (Mike Klis)
  • Broncos QB Drew Lock had a rough practice Monday with multiple interceptions but Fangio said it’s too early to make any definite conclusions about that: “You don’t want guys pressing. Two players you don’t want as coaches — one, doesn’t do what the coaches tell him. Two, only does what the coaches tell him. It’s too early to come to any conclusions.” (Troy Renck)
  • Fangio said he thinks QB Teddy Bridgewater and WR Jerry Jeudy are starting to develop chemistry: “It’s a daily happening that can keep improving. You can see strides early. I don’t know if those strides have been made yet. Hopefully that’s where all of our QBs can get with WRs.” (Renck)
  • Fangio did not want to touch former OT Ja’Wuan James‘ grievance against the team: “That’s the business side of football not football business. I don’t go there at all.” (Klis)
  • Broncos OT Bobby Massie has a pec strain, while OT Garett Bolles was out with a personal matter. (Klis)
  • Broncos OL Dalton Risner said he needs to take advantage of getting a full offseason: “I need to hold myself accountable. That’s the most important thing so I can lead.” (Renck)


  • According to Peter Schrager, the Chiefs were never in the running for WR Julio Jones due to the financial aspects that would have come into play.


Raiders TE Darren Waller said even though he has had significant success over the past few years, he knows he has to keep working to improve.

“I feel like it’s hard not to coast, you know what I’m saying. That’s just human nature,” Waller said, via Raiders Wire. “We do things for a while and naturally we want to be like, ‘OK, I got this, I got this figured out.’ Realizing this game isn’t going to give me anything, I’m not entitled to anything just because I’ve put a couple of years together. I still have to, like people say, rent is due every day. I still have to show up and work just as hard just to put myself in positions because I still can’t control the results at the end of the day. I still can’t control a lot of things, but I can always control my effort, my preparation, my attitude. Those are the things I try to control. Me being somebody the team wants to look to as a leader with this franchise, I want to display qualities that are admirable and that young players can look at and see like OK, he’s really doing it. He’s really walking the walk. He’s not just talking it or resting on his laurels.”

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