- Mike Klis reports that there has been “progress” made between the Broncos and CB Chris Harris in contract negotiation.
- According to Klis, Broncos GM John Elway has made “multiple contract proposals” to Harris’ agent and “both sides have moved.”
- Klis also reports that the Broncos offered a “straight pay increase” to Harris, whose price “has come down” from his initial asking price of over $15 million.
Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu‘s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, released a statement that members of Mathieu’s family tried to extort him for as much as “$25 million.”
“Mr. Mathieu contacted me at the direction of his rep, Denise White, to advise and assist him as he was being victimized by malevolent family members,” Rosenblum said, via ProFootballTalk. “Once Mr. Mathieu decided to stop assisting these individuals financially, they turned to harassment, slander and extortion in their quest to gain financially. Their slanderous comments are wholly without merit and were designed to be outrageous enough to secure their outrageous demand of $25 million. Mr. Mathieu is a victim of an unscrupulous shakedown. He is a victim of a crime which he reported to the authorities and the authorities took immediate action. He simply refused to compromise his integrity and cow tow to this criminal conduct.”
Raiders OT Kolton Miller said he is excited to continue playing left tackle and is “expected” to play better in 2019.
“It felt good staying left [tackle],” Miller said, via Josh Schrock of NBC Sports. “But of course, I’m a team player, I’m going to go where they put me and what they think is best for the team. I know that I have a job to do and I know last year wasn’t good enough. There was a lot of problems with that and I’m expected to be better and I will be better.”
Raiders HC Jon Gruden believes that Miller has the potential to be the “best left tackle” in the NFL.
“We think Kolton Miller’s going to be one of the best at left tackle in football,” Gruden said. “He’s not only healthy, he’s in great shape. He’s gotten a lot stronger. He’s added some weight, some muscle. And he’s still a real flexible athlete that can run and change direction and being in the second year in the system we expect a lot of good things.”
- Regarding Raiders’ recently released QB Landry Jones, Vic Tafur writes that Jones “served his purpose” with the team in helping “develop” the playbook for WR Antonio Brown.
- Jerry McDonald points out that Jones “only got a few reps” at Tuesday’s practice behind backups Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman.
- Michael Gehlken says the Raiders intend to use Brown outside and in the slot this season.