AFC Notes: Broncos, Colts, Texans


Broncos OT Garett Bolles called his performance last season “unacceptable” and said he trained over the offseason to correct his mistakes. 

It’s unacceptable for the way that I played and I take full responsibility for that,” Bolles said, via Kyle Newman of the Denver Post. “I put in that time (in the offseason) because I knew coming into this year, I had to do whatever I could to be the man so this organization can trust me and the fans can trust me.”

As for entering the final year of his contract, Bolles said he is letting his agent handle the situation and is hoping a quality performance in 2020 will help him. 

“I can’t dictate what Mr. (John) Elway or those guys up front do,” Bolles said. “What I can dictate is how I play on the football field… My agent will take care of that when the time comes. If I play good football and be the best I can be, I know I can be in this league for a long time.”

  • Broncos T Elijah Wilkinson talked about his switch back to right tackle: “I don’t think it was a curve to me. In my past three years, I have cross-trained to do any position on line except center. It was like, ok, let’s go.” (Troy Renck)
  • Wilkinson also mentioned his ankle surgery, which he had late in the offseason and plans to rehab: “Things weren’t getting better. And COVID played a bit into that because no elective surgeries were being done.” (Renck)


Colts HC Frank Reich says that DT Tyquan Lewis has been looking good and is motivated to have a resurgence in his young career, which has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start.

“Physically, he looks better than he’s ever looked since he’s been here,” Reich said, via George Bremer of The Herald Bulletin. “So (we’re) very excited about that. It’s a very short window here, and so we all know this is a long haul and he needs to continue to do what he’s been doing these three days. If he does, that’s going to be good for him, and it’s going to be good for us because he has looked exceptionally good.”


  • When examining the Texans’ roster, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic could see a receiver-needy team trading a late-round 2021 pick in exchange for WR Keke Coutee
  • Reiss points out that the Texans currently do not have a first- or second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. 
  • Reiss notes that Texans TEs Kahale Warring and Jordan Thomas are competing for the No. 3 role and potentially final spot on their active roster.
  • Reiss could see the Texans looking to trade Warring for a late-round pick if they don’t think Warring would pass through waivers unclaimed.
  • Aside from Thomas, Reiss names Texans TE Jordan Akins and DE Charles Omenihu as two “breakout players” in training camp so far. 

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