AFC Notes: Chargers, Dolphins, Patriots


  • Chargers CB Bryce Callahan said HC Brandon Staley called him two weeks into the offseason to gauge potential interest in joining the team. (Daniel Popper)
  • Callahan noted that playing in this system in Chicago and Denver was a deciding factor in his decision to join Los Angeles. 
  • The Chargers put in a waiver claim on OL Drew Himmelman, who was claimed by the Commanders. Both teams had previously put in a claim for veteran OL Wes Martin, who was claimed by the Jaguars. (Field Yates)


Dolphins GM Chris Grier said that the confidence of QB Tua Tagovailoa is one of the things that separates him from the pack and makes him stand out.

“The one thing is his confidence level,” Grier said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “He played well for us in the second half of the season and I think with the additions we’ve done, the players we’ve added around him, has him really excited.”

  • Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel expects RB Raheem Mostert to be ready for Week 1 after suffering a season-ending knee injury in the 2021 season opener with the 49ers: “His expectations are to play week 1 and we are not going to rush it. He’s come too far to have a setback. He’s diligently working day in, day out. When he’s ready he’ll be on the field.” (Barry Jackson)
  • McDaniel also added that this is his seventh team and he views the offensive line as one that is as athletic and capable as any he has worked with. (Jackson)


  • Patriots coach Steve Belichick said he sees LB Josh Uche being a big part of the defense after he didn’t receive much playing time in 2021. (Zack Cox)
  • Belichick also mentioned LB Ronnie Perkins has “done everything right to this point.” and added that he is excited to see how he looks this year. (Cox)

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