AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Raiders


  • Mike Klis reports that the Broncos held an official interview with South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw at the NFL Combine. 



  • Vic Tafur of The Athletic says that while the Raiders aren’t shopping Derek Carr, they do have an interest in signing Tom Brady.
  • Tafur went on to state that while NFL Network reported Brady’s group has contacted the Raiders and Chargers during the combine, Tafur believes these were “more of a touching-base call than a discussion of intent or a start of negotiations.”
  • According to Tafur, Las Vegas prefers to trade Carr before free agency for maximum value, which he believes to be a second-round pick.
  • Tafur also mentions that while HC Jon Gruden loves free agent QB Philip Rivers, the Raiders would unlikely be willing to pay the 38-year-old around $15 million per season.
  • Las Vegas may believe Carr is a better option than Rivers, Teddy Bridgewater and Jameis Winston due to his contract, according to Tafur.
  • Carr has three years left on his five-year, $125 million contract extension, and all the guarantees have been paid. He is due to make an average of $19 million over the next three seasons, which Tafur thinks could benefit teams like the Raiders, Colts, and Buccaneers.
  • According to Connor Hughes, the Raiders were interested in trading for Jets WR Robby Anderson at the deadline last year.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Dolphins and Raiders are two teams to keep an eye on which could trade up for a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft. 
  • Rapoport also says that the Raiders could trade into the top-10 from No. 12 overall to select the “third or fourth quarterback” on the board. 

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