AFC Notes: Broncos, Jaguars, Jets, Raiders, Texans



Broncos executive VP John Elway said Friday that QB Case Keenum was their top target and Keenum confirmed that Denver was at the top of his list.

“We got our guy. The guy that was our target,” Elway said, via “…He was the perfect fit for us so we’re extremely excited to welcome Case to Denver and really have high expectations of what we can do and what he’s going to add to us, especially on the offensive side.

“Denver was No. 1 on my list, too,” Keenum said.

  • Elway said Friday that they will bring in USC QB Sam Darnold for a private workout. (Nicki Jhabvala)
  • Mike Klis points out that with $7 million of Case Keenum’s contract being fully guaranteed in the second year of deal, the Broncos would be wasting their No. 5 pick if they use it on a quarterback to sit behind Keenum for two years.


Regarding the Jaguars’ free agency plans from here on, executive VP Tom Coughlin said that they’re already starting to shift their focus to the draft.

“We’re happy with where we are. Things worked out our way in key spots – special teams, the offensive side of the ball, got a couple key situations on defense taken care of,” Coughlin said, per Alyssa Lang. “We’re happy – but we’re moving onto looking toward the draft.”

  • The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Friday that they’ve re-signed exclusive rights free agent OL William Poehls.


New Saints LB Demario Davis says that the Jets surprisingly never made him a contract offer.

“The shocking thing was the Jets didn’t make me an offer, so that made my decision easy because all I had to do was look at the contenders,” Davis said, via the Advocate. “It would have been something to weigh. The hardest decision isn’t where to go, but deciding if you want to go or stay. So I didn’t have to make that decision so that was the peaceful thing about it. I was able to just weight my options objectively.


  • The Raiders paid WR Seth Roberts his $2 million roster bonus on Friday and his $2.25 million salary for the 2018 season became fully guaranteed. (Michael Gehlken)


  • According to Aaron Wilson, the Texans were among the many interested NFL teams in RB Dion Lewis until the price started getting into $5 million per year neighborhood.