AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders



Broncos OLB Shane Ray said he thought the team was going to pick up his fifth-year option, but they instead drafted Bradley Chubb and declined his option, leaving him in position to be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

When you get hit with the business aspect of the game … obviously I was upset,” Ray said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Athletic. “I still come in here every day and I have to find my own zone. I do that because I’m a team player. I love Chubb, I love Von, I love Shaq. They’re my boys. It’s nothing against nobody within our room. It’s a business.

“Personally, yeah, sometimes I do feel a type of way, but I just keep to myself, I keep my feelings to myself and I just come out and play ball. Because I know at the end of the day, what’s for me is for me and I’m going to go make tons of plays, whether it’ll be here or somewhere else.


Chargers DE Joey Bosa (foot) was noncommittal when asked about his status for Week 11’s game against the Broncos.

“It’s really not decided yet,” Bos said Thursday, per Ryan Kartje. “We’re continuing with the plan, and that’s to practice this week. We’ll assess it and see how it feels on Sunday.


  • According to Ian Rapoport, Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will practice on Thursday and is expected to play in Week 11.
  • The Chiefs listed QB Patrick Mahomes on the practice report as having a foot injury, but Ian Rapoport mentions that he was a full participant, which is an indication it’s not a serious issue.


Raiders HC Jon Gruden pointed out that they are set to five first-round picks over the next two years and will have “some money to spend” on free agents this offseason.

I think we’ve accumulated five first round picks in the next two years. I think, obviously, we’ve got some money to spend on potential free agents, which is also exciting,” said Gruden, via Mike Jurecki.

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