AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Raiders


  • Per Brandon Krisztal, Broncos CB Chris Harris isn’t worried about being traded midseason if the team continues to struggle: “Oh no, I’m not worried about that. Why would you want to trade me, I’m shutting down the number 1 wide receiver every week!”
  • Broncos waived WR River Cracraft. (NFLTR)
  • Broncos promoting WR Fred Brown to their active roster. 
  • Broncos signed WR Trinity Benson to their practice squad.


  • According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, Chargers TE Virgil Green‘s shoulder injury is considered minor and he should be able to play this week against the Dolphins. 
  • The Athletic’s Daniel Popper doesn’t believe a trade for Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey fits Chargers GM Tom Telesco‘s M.O. given Jacksonville’s asking price, Ramsey’s upcoming extension and the number of young players Los Angeles will need to extend soon.
  • Popper adds a trade for Redskins LT Trent Williams is also not likely in the cards despite the Chargers’ need at the position.
  • Williams would likely cost a first-round pick, though Washington doesn’t appear interested in trading him at the moment, and Los Angeles already has significant cap space tied up with OT Russell Okung


  • According to the Athletic’s Vic Tafur, a reunion between the Raiders and WR Michael Crabtree is unlikely partially because there’s some “slippage” that Crabtree and QB Derek Carr didn’t part on great terms. 
  • Tafur mentions he doesn’t believe the Raiders coaching staff sees a lot of upside in S Karl Joseph and won’t bring him back next year. 
  • If Washington moves on from HC Jay Gruden, Tafur believes he’d be a candidate to join his brother, Raiders HC Jon Gruden, in Oakland. 
  • The Raiders tried out three linebackers on Tuesday including Reshard Cliett, Quentin Poling and Tegray Scales. (Aaron Wilson)

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