AFC Notes: Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders



Chargers GM Tom Telesco praised rookie S Mark Webb‘s potential and experience. 

“For a seventh-round pick to play for a college like Georgia, he was well-coached and play a lot of different roles in the secondary against great competition,” Telesco said, via Chargers Wire. “A seventh-round pick I know is hard for those guys to make the team, but we think he has some traits that can translate to what we do on defense, whether it’s outside at corner, nickel which he played a lot of or safety.

“He really has safety size and safety tackling ability, and he really has the coverage ability that Brandon is looking for at the position. He really knows how to play the game well, and he’s a guy that can earn a role if he picks up the defense which I’m sure he will.”


In a since-deleted Tweet asking about his contract situation, Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu implied that he doesn’t expect an extension from the organization.

“Probably not. Been here before. All good,” wrote Mathieu, via Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star. 

Mathieu did however advise against putting “too much emphasis on that” when asked about the deleted post but that he can’t control his contract situation. 

“I think, first off, I delete a lot of tweets,” Mathieu said. “If I’m a fan, I wouldn’t put too much emphasis on that. I think people that know me, they know where my heart is at. I can’t control everything. So for me, it’s just all about just trying my best to kind of focus on the things I can control. That’s just coming to work everyday trying to make the dudes around me better.”

Mathieu pointed out that he’s played for three organizations and understands the business.  

I think the negotiation process, I think it’s tough on anybody, especially the player,” Mathieu said. “But like I said, I try not to focus on it too much. I think I’m a fairly optimistic guy. I try my best to look out the bright side of the window. This is my third franchise. I understand the business. I’m grown enough to understand it. I think I’m mature enough to understand it. But I’m also mature enough to understand there’s still a lot of work that I gotta put in (and) that needs to be put it and just let God handle everything else.”


Raiders S Johnathan Abram said CB Casey Hayward‘s leadership has already stood out in practice.

“Getting a chance to know him, be around him, he’s a guy who’s been in the system, going on six years. Just seeing the amount of things he saw. The starts that he got in this system. He pretty much knows it all,” Abram said, via Raiders Wire. “He goes out there, he talks every single play, in and out of the play. It’s just amazing to see. It’s very helpful for guys like me and other guys trying to learn this system. He’s been a tremendous help and I’m very glad he’s going to be a part of this team.”

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