AFC Notes: Broncos, Raiders, Texans



According to Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders, he’s well on his way to recovering fully from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered in December.  

“Stronger more confident everyday,” Sanders wrote on Twitter, via Pro Football Talk. “Wayyy ahead of schedule according to the trainers.” 


  • According to NBC Sports’ Scott Bair, the trade for WR Antonio Brown won’t change the team’s draft plans.  
  • Oakland still holds its top-four draft picks, including three first-round picks, and Bair says the team will still look to add impact defensive players.  
  • The Raiders could also still draft a wide receiver, though they’ll focus more on complementary pieces like a slot receiver or bigger-bodied possession type.  
  • Bair also says the trade doesn’t drastically impact the Raiders’ long-term plans, as Brown’s contract ends in 2021 before any of the rookies they’ll draft this year will need new deals.  
  • The Raiders will not continue to pursue WR Tyrell Williams in free agency following the trade.  (Michael Gehlken)
  • Upcoming free agent OL Jon Feliciano is viewed as an NFL starter around the league, and could replace G Kelechi Osemele who was traded to the Jets on Sunday if the Raiders re-sign him.  (Bair)  
  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk mentions that rumors of the Raiders possibly signing free agent RB Le’Veon Bell have “percolated for months.


  • According to NFL Media’s Lance Zierlein, the Texans are looking to trade back in April’s draft and pick up more picks.

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