AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Raiders

     

Broncos

  • Broncos CB Chris Harris said he wanted to be the “highest-paid” cornerback on the team, ahead of recently signed Kareem Jackson: “I just wanted to be the highest-paid cornerback on the team. It had nothing to do with Kareem. I just thought I deserved to be the No. 1 corner on the team. Nothing against Kareem.” (Mike Klis)
  • Harris mentioned that he hopes to become the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL following the 2019 season: “I’m ready to roll. I’m ready to get back with the team and start working on the camaraderie with my teammates… I’m the 4th cornerback this year (in 2019 cash) and after this season I’ll hit free agency and be No. 1.” (Mike Klis)
  • At one point, Harris thought he would be traded instead of returning to Denver: “I did at one time in the offseason, but it didn’t happen. God works for a reason, and I’m back. Ready to roll.” (Nicki Jhabvala)
  • Broncos OT Ja’Wuan James tweaked his hip and will miss the rest of OTA’s. (Jhabvala)

Chargers

  • Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said CB Trevor Williamslooks outstanding” now that he has fully recovered from a knee injury and will compete to regain the starting role he lost to Michael Davis. (Eric Williams)
  • Lynn mentioned that TE Hunter Henry (ACL) looks healthy this offseason and is “ready to go“: “Right now we expect him to be ready to go, and he looks good.” (Eric Williams)
  • Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt said TE Sean Culkin has played well during spring practice. (Eric Williams)
  • According to Whisenhunt, there is a “possibility” that the Chargers use QBs Philip Rivers and Tyrod Taylor at the same time in 2019: “That’s always a possibility. I think a lot of it is determined by how our personnel shakes out in general. We definitely wouldn’t be afraid to do that, but right now Tyrod has to learn this offense.” (Eric Williams)

Raiders

Raiders RT Trent Brown said second-year LT Kolton Miller has “a lot of intangibles” that will help him at left tackle. 

Kolton has a lot of intangibles, a lot of things that work in his favor. I think we’ll be fine with him at left tackle,” said Brown, via Vic Tafur of The Athletic

Raiders WR Antonio Brown believes that connecting with Derek Carr immediately after being acquired by Oakland has helped their teamwork. 

I think it did help connecting with him early on,” Brown said, via Scott Bair. “As the offseason continues, I’ll continue to get better. I think he learned firsthand working out, and that I’m always trying to get faster. I’m excited and grateful to be here continuing to put my will on display and help the team out.”

Brown added that “camaraderie is key” to success in the NFL. 

Camaraderie is key,” Brown said. “You need that to win and get to know the guys and have their back. I’m out here to do that, and show what I’m about.

  • New Raiders G Richie Incognito signed for the veteran minimum of one year, $1.03 million with no signing bonus or other add-ons. He will count $645,000 against the cap. (Field Yates

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