AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs

     

Broncos

  • The Broncos hosted Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield for dinner last night. (Mike Klis)
  • Alabama CB Anthony Averett is taking a pre-draft visit to Denver and meeting with the Broncos on Tuesday. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Washington WR Dante Pettis visited the Broncos on Tuesday. (Jordan Schultz)
  • According to Mike Klis, Broncos P Riley Dixon did not attend the start of team’s offseason workout program on Monday.
  • Klis says that Dixon has been advised by his agent to wait until the team informs him of its plans for him.
  • Shortly after the Broncos signed P Marquette KingKlis reported that Denver was likely to make Dixon available for trade. (NFLTR)

Chargers

Chargers QB Philip Rivers explained that it’s “inevitable” that the team will bring in another quarterback at some point and he doesn’t see it as being a negative.

“I look around at places, some guys that have had far more success than I have had, and they’re drafting quarterbacks,” Rivers said, via Chargers.com. “So, it’s inevitable. It’s going to happen at some point. It’s happened at other places, we all know where they are. And those guys are either still sitting, or they’ve been traded… You know at some point we are going to draft a guy, and I don’t see that as any negative.

“I think (Chargers GM) Tom (Telesco), (owner) John (Spanos) and Coach (Anthony) Lynn, these guys know my desire to continue going and hopefully play at a high level for a handful of more years. But at the same time, shoot, as an organization you’ve got to prepare for down the road. If the right guy (is there that) they see fit, at some point they’re going to have to make that decision.

  • William & Mary OL Chris Durant is working out for Chargers on Wednesday at his high school. (Aaron Wilson)

Chiefs

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford explained Monday that he dealt with complications relating to a back injury he had been dealing with.

“Imagine your leg randomly going numb,” Ford said, via Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star. “That’s just what it was. And then when the feeling came back, it was pain.”

Ford elected to undergo surgery, which he believes was “the best thing” for him at the time, and he expects to be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp.

“It was frustrating, but it’s a lesson learned,” Ford explained. “Players have a tendency to try to ride the wheels until they fall off. It really don’t work that way.

  • The Chiefs have inquired about Weber State DT McKay Murphy. (Terez A. Paylor)
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