AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders



Broncos OT Garett Bolles was taken by Denver in the first round in 2017 with the idea that he would eventually develop into Denver’s starting left tackle. While Bolles has started every game for the Broncos since being drafted, he’s still plagued by inconsistency, including a penchant for drawing holding calls that set the offense back.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders says it’s an issue that has persisted for years despite numerous players trying to address it with him. 

“At the end of the day we’re a band of brothers,” Sanders said via the Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala. “I’m going to keep trying talking to Bolles and see if we can get him right and understanding what he’s doing wrong. To say that he’ll be alright is not okay. He needs to understand that he is doing something wrong because they keep throwing the flags on him and he keeps holding. I’m going to talk to him and hopefully we keep breaking down the film and just see him make that jump and get that offense back because it’s been happening for like two or three years.”


  • According to the Athletic’s Daniel Popper, due to injuries, the Chargers will likely have to move S Rayshawn Jenkins back to strong safety after having him lose weight this offseason to play free safety. 
  • That leaves S Jaylen Watkins at free safety, with second-round rookie Nasir Adderley working to learn the defense and potentially earn time at the position. 
  • Popper adds the Chargers likely won’t be interested in Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey unless the price drops down from the reported two first-round picks Jacksonville has been asking for. 


  • According to NFL Media’s Jeffri Chadiha, the Chiefs aren’t interested in Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey because their locker room is “too good right now.” 
  • This contradicts an earlier report saying people around the league felt the Chiefs would be the primary suitors for Ramsey. (NFLTR)
  • Chadiha adds the Chiefs did inquire about Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson earlier this year but were “emphatically told no.” 
  • Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy‘s MRI on his ankle came back negative and he has a shot to play Sunday against the Ravens. (Tom Pelissero)
  • Kansas City made a push for DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, but because their first-round pick was projected to be higher they couldn’t top the Steelers’ offer. (Sam Mellinger)


  • According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, Raiders WR Tyrell Williams plans to play through a hip pointer injury Sunday against the Vikings.
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