AFC West Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders


  • Per Troy Renck of ABC’s Denver 7, Brittany Bowlen will rejoin the Broncos on December 2 as their VP of Strategic Initiatives. This is Bowlen’s next step as she looks to succeed her father, Pat Bowlen, as the owner of the team. 
  • Broncos HC Vic Fangio said the team could “possibly” activate second-round rookie QB Drew Lock from injured reserve this week and start him on Sunday. (Ryan O’Halloran)
  • Broncos LB Von Miller, who had an MRI on his knee Monday, is considered day-to-day by the team out of caution, as the injury isn’t considered serious. (Nicki Jhabvala)
  • Fangio added that Broncos OT Ja’Wuan James has been cleared to play from a physical health standpoint, but the team is still working to get him ready from a mental standpoint. (Jhabvala)
  • Broncos CB Duke Dawson is in the concussion protocol. (Renck)


  • Over The Cap’s Hardik Sanghavi writes that if Chiefs TE Travis Kelce were to approach the team about an extension entering the final year of his deal in 2020, the contract would likely reset the tight end market to between $13-$14 million per season. 
  • Packers TE Jimmy Graham‘s $10 million APY currently paces the tight end market. 
  • Chiefs HC Andy Reid clarified that RB LeSean McCoy is not in the concussion protocol. (Herbie Teope)
  • Reid added he’s optimistic Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) will be fine to play this week against the Raiders. (Teope)


  • According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Raiders fifth-round rookie WR Hunter Renfrow suffered a fractured rib and punctured lung in Sunday’s loss to the Jets. 
  • Raiders HC Jon Gruden confirmed that Renfrow would be out “for a while” and called it a “big, big loss.” (Myles Simmons
  • Raiders C Rodney Hudson was seen leaving the locker room after Sunday’s game with a walking boot on his right foot. (Paul Gutierrez)

Looking for the latest NFL Insider News & Rumors?

Be sure to follow NFL Trade Rumors on TWITTER and FACEBOOK for breaking NFL News and Rumors for all 32 teams!

Leave a Reply