AFC Notes: Broncos, Dolphins, Raiders

     

Broncos

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay mentioned that he is “three months ahead” with his recovery from a wrist injury and should be able to do more pass-catch exercises at training camp. 

I’m further along now than I was last year,” said Lindsay, via Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic. “I’m three months ahead. So I’m going into this year even better than I was last year because last year I was catching the ball at the very end before camp. I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff now that when I get done, camp is going to be normal. I’m really excited about that.”

Lindsay mentioned that he has added some weight and thinks he’s “probably even faster.”

“My biggest thing is I’ve gained my weight, but I’ve been able to keep my speed and I’m probably even faster.”

Lindsay expects Shurmur’s offense to be “simpler for us to learn” and will be an “aggressive” system. 

“I think it’s gonna be simpler for us to learn,” Lindsay said. “And I think it’s going to be aggressive. I just think that it’s what fits my style, and I’ve been able to adapt to every style, but I think that this style right here is something that is going to fit me, kind of like how my rookie year was. I’m excited about that.”

Dolphins

  • Field Yates reports that the Dolphins have hired Kolby Smith as an offensive quality control coach and Steve Ferentz as a coaching assistant.

Raiders

The Raiders made some significant strides as a team in 2019 and were in playoff contention heading into the final month of the season. But their two games against the Chiefs showcased how far they still need to go. Las Vegas jumped out to a big lead in the first matchup before QB Patrick Mahomes and the offense came roaring back, and the second matchup wasn’t much different. This offseason, the Raiders believe they’ve made more progress and are ready to test it out in 2020. 

“Last year it was kind of back and forth,” Raiders DE Maxx Crosby said via Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star. “We were 6-4, we were [nearly] tied with the Chiefs and we were like, ‘All right, we’re going to make a serious run at this.’ We obviously didn’t finish the way we wanted to. Now, everyone’s in the mix. Obviously every team is going to look a lot different. It’s gonna be awesome. It’s super exciting. It’s going to be great competition. I’m looking forward to it.”

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