AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders

     

Broncos

Broncos’ undrafted QB Brett Rypien said he decided between “three teams” following the 2019 NFL Draft and signed with Denver for $146,000 guaranteed, including a $10,000 signing bonus.

I wanted a team that was going to be interested in my development. I knew the coaching staff believed in me and thought I was a draftable player. I had a really good relationship with coach (Rich_ Scangarello throughout the entire pre-draft process, so I think that was probably the biggest part for me. I want to go to a place where I knew I was going to get a shot to develop and be a guy eventually,” said Rypien, via Nicki Jhabvala.

  • Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders ran for the first time Friday since suffering a torn Achilles on Dec 5th of last year. 
  • James Palmers says that Sanders is “coming along nicely” in his recovery. 

Chiefs

  • According to Adam Schefter, the Chiefs signed undrafted WR Jamal Custis to over $100,000 in guaranteed money, which is believed to be the most for any undrafted receiver over the past two years. 
  • Regarding Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill, HC Andy Reid said “nothing’s changed” with the receiver since the 2019 NFL Draft. (Brooke Pryor)
  • Reid mentioned that seventh-round C Nick Allegretti will be working with the first-group at their rookie minicamp. (Brooke Pryor)
  • As for Chiefs’ sixth-round RB Darwin Thompson, Reid compared him to former Chiefs RB Charcandrick West. (Brooke Pryor)

Raiders

Raiders HC Jon Gruden said that fifth-round WR Hunter Renfrow will be required to play outside and in the slot, given the team plans to “move” WR Antonio Brown around “a lot” on offense. 

The big thing for Hunter is that he needs to understand we’re going to move Antonio Brown around a lot,” Gruden said, via Brian Witt of NBC Sports. “If we move Brown a lot, that means he has to be able to move around and do a lot of things. Not just line and be a slot receiver every single down. He could move to the right or left, play inside or outside. He’ll have to do it all.

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