AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs



Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay says the coaches and medical staff will determine his participation when training camp starts, but he feels completely recovered from a wrist injury that kept him out of OTA’s. 

“At the end of the day, I’m ready for whatever,” Lindsay said via the Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala. “It comes down to what they feel is the best for me. It’s a long season, so I’d rather be able to go 16, 17, 18, 19 games, 20 games than go one game. It just depends on what coach Vic (Fangio) and all them feel like I should be doing. I’m ready. In my mind, I’m ready. One-hundred percent. That’s all I can say. Once camp hits and y’all see me, you’ll know what I’m going to be doing. You just got two more days. It’s a present.”


  • Fansided’s Matt Verderame writes the Chargers have no reason to acquiesce to RB Melvin Gordon‘s contract demands, as he’s still under contract for the season. 
  • Verderame writes Gordon is unlikely to be traded this year, as the Chargers are in the middle of a Super Bowl window. 
  • He also doesn’t think the Chargers will extend Gordon, as investing significant guaranteed money in running backs has proven to be a risky maneuver. 


With MVP frontrunner Patrick Mahomes on offense, most of the Chiefs questions for the 2019 season center on if the defense can step up and not cripple a potential Super Bowl run. New Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu, one of the team’s key offseason additions, says it will be a challenge, but one the team can overcome.

“I think we’ve got a great challenge ahead,” Mathieu said, via Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star. “I told our group, ‘This is going to be a tough hill to climb, especially where those guys were last year.’ They brought myself and Frank Clark in, and I think anytime you can bring two guys in that really have a chip on their shoulders, an edge, a certain personality, you can rub off on a lot of guys in a positive way. I think that’s why they brought me in, Kansas City, for one was to really kind of raise the tide of everybody around me, and so it’s going to be a fun season.”

  • Fansided’s Matt Verderame says the Chiefs are waiting for the NFL to announce its discipline for WR Tyreek Hill before lifting their own indefinite suspension on Hill. 
  • Verderame adds the Chiefs are expecting Hill to be with the team for the start of training camp on July 26.
  • CBS analyst Joel Corry says Chiefs DT Chris Jones likely won’t sign for less than Eagles DT Fletcher Cox‘s $17.1 million average per year, and that he would push for a $20 million per year contract if he were Jones’ agent. 
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