AFC Notes: Broncos, Raiders, Texans

     

Broncos

Per the Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala, Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders says being ready by Week 1 “feels realistic,” but he doesn’t want to commit to a concrete timetable.

“We’re going to see. Just talking to the trainers, there’s no date on it. We’re not going to put a date on it,” Sanders said. “When training camp starts, we’re going to go with the flow and what they say. Obviously, I want to be out there. You guys know me. I’ve only got one motor, and that’s ‘go.’ But we’ve got to be smart about the injury. Obviously, right now I’m running routes on my own and I feel good. But it’s different being out there and having to adjust on the fly, to have a guy pressing you. I haven’t been able to experience that yet. So of course, we’re going to take our time with the process.

Sanders added he wants to reach 10,000 career receiving yards and play 12-13 years in the NFL. He’s currently entering his 10th season. (Jhabvala)

Raiders

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper said during an appearance on Pro Football Live that he didn’t think the Raiders were a good fit him and felt that a change of scenery was for the best.

I don’t think it was a good fit for me,” Cooper said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t think I was really able to showcase my skills there for whatever reasons. I’ll call it extenuating circumstances. But for whatever reason, I wasn’t able to reach my heights and I kind of knew that I needed to be gone in order to do some of the things that I wanted to do as an NFL player.”

I felt like there are things that I wanted to do out there on the field during the games, certain plays that I wanted to be called and certain routes that I wanted to run that just weren’t a part of the game plan.”

Texans

Texans special teams coordinator Brad Seely says second-year P Trevor Daniel did a “pretty good job” as a rookie and praised his ability to pin “opponents deep” last season. 

I think he did a pretty good job as a rookie,” Seely said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “He had some rough spots, and I’m sure he’d like to have some of those punts back, but he also did a great job of plus-50 punting for us and pinning the opponents deep.”

Seely added that their goal for Daniel is to be “more consistent” this season. 

But I think, if you ask Trevor – and I’d think he’d agree with me – I think the thing we’re looking for is just being more consistent.”

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