AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders



Broncos HC Vic Fangio believes the time he has spent on injured reserve has really helped rookie QB Drew Lock

“I think the time off in some ways, although you never want it, helped him,” Fangio said, via the Denver Post. “I think he learned a lot whereas, when he was going through it in the spring and training camp before he got hurt, it was piling up on him I think. Besides learning the new offense and being under center, which he had never done in college — all those things were piling up on him and getting in the way of progressing the way you’d like to see him progress. I think, through his time off, he’s been able to solve some of those issues emotionally and mentally. I think he’s looked a little bit better the first two days, albeit [in] 8-10 snaps [and] half the scout-team snaps. Very limited sample.”

  • Regarding CB Bryce Callahan, who is being placed on injured reserve, Mike Klis notes that he has a fully guaranteed $3.5 million roster bonus due on second day of 2020 league year to go along with a non-guaranteed $3 million salary.
  • Klis mentions that Callahan will likely be back next year, given that teams don’t typically eat $10 million of dead money ($6.5 million this year and $3.5 million next year) to save $3 million.
  • The Denver Broncos officially ruled out CB Bryce Callahan (foot) for Week 11 and list TE Jeff Heuerman (knee) and T Ja’Wuan James (knee) as doubtful and WR DaeSean Hamilton (knee) as questionable. 
  • Broncos placed CB Bryce Callahan on injured reserve. (NFLTR)
  • Broncos activated WR Tim Patrick from the injured reserve.



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