AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders

     

Broncos

Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. didn’t get a big extension this offseason. But he did get a little bit of extra money and the chance to cash in if he hits free agency next offseason. 

“It’s a big relief just to go out there and focus on doing my thing this year, knowing that next year I got an opportunity to cash in and be able to dictate the rest of my life and career and I’m excited about that,” Harris said via NFL Media’s Kevin Patra.

That said, Harris isn’t necessarily trying to leave Denver. If the circumstances are right, the former undrafted free agent would love to finish his career with the team that gave him his first opportunity. 

“I’ve always wanted to retire a Bronco and finish my career there,” he said. “Going on Year 9, so this is a huge year for me so hopefully after this year they’ll want to lock me up and keep me here for life.”

Chiefs

Running back isn’t an area of major concern for the Chiefs, as after RB Damien Williams performance down the stretch last season HC Andy Reid is confident  has what it takes to be the “full-time starter for the year.”

“He’s taken that challenge,” Reid said via the official team website. “He wants to do this thing. He’s earned the right to be that guy. And now it’s a matter of production. Ya gotta go do it.” 

Raiders

Raiders first-round RB Josh Jacobs was never a workhorse running back in college at Alabama, as there was always someone else to split touches with. Now that he’s signed his deal with Oakland, though, he’s ready to prove he’s capable of carrying the load for HC Jon Gruden‘s offense. 

“It’s definitely huge,” Jacobs said via the Athletic’s Vic Tafur. “That’s definitely something that I push myself towards every day. I try to work hard every day so that I can be able to withstand that. But, it’s also something that I have been looking forward to for myself to see if I can handle that, take on that challenge. So, it’s definitely going to be fun. We’ll see how it goes.”

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