AFC Notes: Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders

     
 

Chargers

Chargers TE Hunter Henry talked to the media on Friday and said that he doesn’t expect a long term deal to get done between the two sides.

“I don’t think anything will get done, but we’ll see,” Henry told Gilbert Manzano of the OCRegister.com. “I’m not worried about it. I’m just going to go out there. I get a chance to play this year and do my thing this year. I’m pretty locked in on what I got ahead of me in the 2020 season. That’s what I’m locked in for, you know, I don’t like to look too far ahead.”

  • Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap says that health is the main reason that Chargers TE Hunter Henry has not received a contract extension yet this offseason.
  • Fitzgerald adds that even if Henry is injured, he will still likely receive an upper-level contract, especially if 49ers’ TE George Kittle signs a lucrative extension.

Chiefs

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes said that HC Andy Reid isn’t prepared to slow down, even after the team won the Super Bowl in 2019.

“I mean, that man can do anything. That man can do anything. He’s still getting there at 4 a.m. and doing the same thing he did that got him there,” Mahomes said in an interview on NFL Total Access. “I talked to him, he said he has no slowing down. He’s excited for the future ahead. I promise you he’s still coming up with several, several plays every single day.”

  • Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap mentions that Chiefs DT Chris Jones has insinuated that he has no intention to sign the franchise tag in order to play this year.
  • Fitzgerald notes that Jones should be looking for a contract that averages in the ballpark of $21 million a year and that may be too expensive for the Chiefs who already invested in DE Frank Clark on and have a number of players due for extensions in two years.

Raiders

  • New Raiders’ chaplain and former NFL QB Randall Cunningham on the current state of the team: “What a great group of people Mark Davis and Jon Gruden have put together. I have a responsibility to look after these guys in this town & I accept that responsibility.” (Paul Gutierrez)
  • Raiders owner Mark Davis said of Cunningham: “He’s going to take care of the guys in Las Vegas. Jon had him address the team in a team Zoom and he did a really good job of setting the stage for…Las Vegas. When you talk to anyone in the community, everybody always talks about Randall. It’s pretty special.” (Paul Gutierrez)
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