AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Raiders

     

Broncos

Broncos CB Chris Harris restructured his deal this offseason after a bit of a standoff with management and will become a free agent following the 2019 season. While he said he’d give Denver a fair shot to bring him back during free agency, that appears to be less likely following the team’s 0-4 start. 

“I ain’t saying nothing. Thirteen more weeks for me,” Harris told Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post after Sunday’s game.

Chargers

Raiders

Raiders first-round rookie RB Josh Jacobs played a pivotal role in Oakland’s 31-24 road win against the Colts Sunday. Jacobs ran for 79 yards on 17 carries and added 29 receiving yards. He also helped grind the clock out and preserve the win after the Raiders jumped out to a big lead. 

“There’s a lot of pride in that,” Jacobs said via NBC Sports’ Scott Bair. “As a running back, you are relied upon to close the game. It was a close game at the end. It was huge for us to finish.”

It was exactly the impact the Raiders envisioned and wanted when they selected Jacobs with the No. 24 overall pick this past spring. 

“We like our running game,” Raiders HC Jon Gruden said. “Obviously with the rotating guards as we’ve had — I think we’ve played three different left guards in three different right guards, I’m really pleased and proud — very proud. This guy Josh Jacobs is going to be a great back. As long as I don’t screw it up, he’s going to be one hell of a player. He can really run — he’s got great vision. I think he’s got breakaway speed and power. It’s a credit to everybody when you run the ball the way we ran it. It wasn’t a bunch of RPOs and single-back lateral runs. It was old-fashioned, hard-nosed football. It takes tight-ends, it takes every lineman, it takes everybody to do it.”

  • Per ESPN’s Field Yates, Raiders CB Nevin Lawson will return from suspension this week. 
  • Following his latest suspension, Raiders LB Vontaze Burfict has now been suspended for a total of 22 games and lost $4,622,182 in salary and an additional $411,064 in fines. (Yates)
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