AFC Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders


Broncos OT Garett Bolles is only focusing on keeping his job and not who the quarterback will be Week 1 between QB Drew Lock and QB Teddy Bridgewater.

“I have a high responsibility,” Bolles said, via Broncos Wire. “I don’t care who is in there. If it’s [No.] 3 or if it’s [No.] 5. It doesn’t matter to me. Let’s just go score points and let’s be a unique offense that makes defenses in this league lose sleep at night. That’s my game plan — continue to do what I can do.

“I can only control what I can control, and that’s just to keep them and their jerseys fresh. If it’s Teddy or if it’s Drew — whoever it is, I’m going to continue to do my job and bless them with as much time as they need to get that ball to our receivers.”


Chiefs’ Pro Bowl DT Chris Jones spoke about incoming rookie DL Joshua Kaindoh and what he can bring to the team in terms of skill.

“Josh Kaindoh reminds me a lot of Tanoh Kpassagnon,” said Jones, via “He’s very long, very, very good athletic ability, he’s versatile. I think that’s a guy that in the future we’ll be able to move around along this line once he gets his fundamentals down. He’s a very good listener. He’s a student of the game.”


Raiders’ QB Derek Carr says that teammates were shocked to see DE Yannick Ngakoue with an extra ten pounds of muscle in training camp.

“When he steps on the field,” Carr said, “there are certain guys in football that when they step on the field and they do something, you’re like, ‘That’s a different level.’ He definitely has that about him.”

Ngakoue believes that teammate DE Maxx Crosby is another player who has the ability to take it to the next level, along with himself.

“I think that Maxx and myself are the best duo that’s going to come hit the scene,” Ngakoue said. “I’m already putting that out there. … He’s a guy that’s putting in the work. Literally, I’m lifting weights right now and Maxx is in there doing things to get better. It’s the dedication and commitment. I can play all day with a guy like that.”

Raiders’ DC Gus Bradley says that LB Cory Littleton could move outside, especially with LB Nicholas Morrow looking to play more on the inside. 

“I’ve been impressed with him and his speed,” Bradley said of Littleton. “He’s a very skilled linebacker. One of the things is his physical nature, that’s the thing we are looking at right now and challenging him on, but he has it in him. But matchups…what I think is great about Cory is the matchups he allows us to have. He’s really a skilled cover guy, what I’ve seen so far. When the bullets fly and we go full speed, I think we’ll have a better sense of where everybody’s at. And I think the other thing we’ve seen on him is he’s really a good edge setter. So, I think he has that ability may be in base to be more of an outside linebacker for us too.”

Gruden also said that third-round pick Divine Deablo was at the facility this week but didn’t participate in practice due to an injury. The team will now have to wait a little longer to see if he fits in as a safety or a linebacker.

“He’s out right now,” Gruden said. “We’re very hopeful that he’ll be ready to go for training camp.”

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