AFC Notes: Browns, Chiefs, Raiders



Browns HC Freddie Kitchens said OL Eric Kush will get the “first shot” at the starting right guard role and would be their Week 1 starter if the regular season began today. 

Eric (Kush) will get the first shot. If we had to play a game today, Eric would be our right guard,” said Kitchen, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kitchen said he was displeased with the performance of the Browns’ second-team offense during Friday’s preseason loss against the Buccaneers. 

Not at all. Those guys are coached to execute,’’ Kitchens said, via Cabot. “Those guys are coached to do their job and we didn’t do a very good job of preparing those guys to do their job and they didn’t do a good job of doing their job.”

Kitchens feels that the Browns’ offense is “not even close” to where he wants them to be at this point in the preseason. 

It was just a frustrating night all the way around,” said Kitchens. “Offensively we didn’t execute, not even close to where we want to go.


  • Matt Verderame reports that the Chiefs have “zero interest” in trading WR Tyreek Hill, despite recent rumors he could be a name to watch in the coming weeks. 
  • Verderame adds that a “massive offer” could change Kansas City’s willingness to move him, but there is “nothing cooking” regarding a possible trade at this point in time. 


  • Regarding Raiders WR Antonio Brown missing practices due to his helmet issue, Jerry McDonald of the Mercury News believes HC Jon Gruden will identify plays the two execute best and form their gameplan for Week 1 around them. 
  • McDonald points out that the Raiders will likely keep veteran RB Doug Martin on their active roster given he’s the most experienced running back on the team. 
  • As for Raiders’ first-round DE Clelin Ferrell, McDonald writes that the defensive end is “pretty much” what the team expected, which is a sound and mature player who can hold the edge.
  • McDonald notes that Raiders G Gabe Jackson will miss “at least a quarter of the season” as he rehabs from a knee injury. 
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