AFC Notes: Broncos, Texans, Titans



  • Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post writes that Broncos OLB Shane Ray should take as much time as necessary to get healthy after he underwent a fourth surgery on his left wrist, even if it means he won’t be ready for the start of the regular season.
  • O’Halloran points out that Ray could risk the possibility of not being able to pass a physical as a free agent next year if he were to return too soon and get hurt.
  • The good news for Ray is that multiple surgeries don’t make him more susceptible to re-injuring it in the future, according to orthopedic hand/wrist surgeon David Hay.
  • O’Halloran says that second-year TE Jake Butt has impressed in offseason workouts and has “consistently gotten open.”


  • Drew Dougherty writes that he would be “mildly surprised” if the Texans actually signed RB Adrian Peterson for the 2018 season.
  • Dougherty is sure the Texans have some interest in possibly taking Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander in this year’s supplemental draft.
  • Dougherty expects Tyler Ervin to get reps at running back, receiver and as a returner this season.


Titans veteran TE Delanie Walker says he would welcome WR Dez Bryant to Tennessee “with open arms” if the team felt he was a good addition.

“[W]e’ve got some good, premier receivers on our team, Corey DavisRishard Matthews,” Walker said, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s another element if they was to bring him to the team. If he can help us out, gladly I would welcome him with open arms.

Walker added that he thinks Bryant still has plenty left in the tank.

I see him in my type of situation, you know, an older vet guy,” Walker said. “And I’m able to play at a high level, so I’m still sure he’s able to play at a high level. People have got to remember, it’s football. Some years you’re going to have bad years, some years you’re going to have good years. And, you know, they’ve got to look at the better years he had than him having one bad year.

We have Bryant featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

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