AFC Notes: Chargers, Colts, Raiders

     

Chargers

  • Though Daniel Popper of The Athletic points out that the Chargers could cut OL Russell Okung to save around $13 million in cap space, he writes that his presence on the field is “infinitely more important” than gaining extra cap room. 
  • Popper believes that the Chargers could potentially trade up from No. 6 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft to ensure they’ll select a quarterback.
  • However, Popper does not expect the Chargers to overpay should they trade up. 
  • Popper writes that he is “convinced” that the Chargers will select a quarterback with their first-round pick.
  • Should the Chargers draft a quarterback, Popper names Houston OT Josh Jones and USC OT Austin Jackson as two players to keep an eye on with their No. 37 overall pick. 
  • As for impending free-agent TE Hunter Henry, Popper expects the Chargers to either sign him to an extension or use the franchise tag. 

Colts

Raiders

  • NFL Network Analyst Daniel Jeremiah views LSU LB Patrick Queen, Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy, and Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb as the “best fits” for the Las Vegas Raiders in the 2020 NFL Draft, per Chase Goodbread
  • Raiders QB Derek Carr touched off a round of speculation this week by posting a picture on Instagram of himself and former teammate, Bears LB Khalil Mack. Some fans linked that to a possible trade of Carr to the Bears, but the Las Vegas passer’s brother, David Carr, said his younger sibling was just trolling: “His son’s favorite movie is Trolls. He’s just having fun. It’s the offseason.” (Pro Football Talk)

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