NFL Notes: Broncos, Raiders, Redskins



Raiders HC Jon Gruden was asked about signing DE Khalil Mack to a long-term extension on Friday.

“That might be the toughest decision I have to figure out right now,” Gruden said, per Paul Gutierrez. “We’re not the only team that’s faced with that. It’s tough. It’s part of this business and we’ll just keep our fingers crossed.”


Redskins’ supplemental draft pick DB Adonis Alexander believes he can be an “instinctive” and “physical” safety for Washington if that ends up being his position.

At safety, I feel like my strength is just being an instinctive player,” said Alexander, via Rich Tandler of NBC Sports. “Being physical would definitely be my strength in playing safety, coming down to tackle and stuff.

Alexander adds that he is capable of successfully lining up at cornerback due to his skills in one-on-one battles.

As for corner, my competitiveness, instincts, like I said, would definitely be a strength at corner because as far as playing corner, it’s a one-on-one thing with you and the receiver,” he said. “I’ve definitely tried to win everyone at a one-on-one battle.

  • According to Tom Pelissero, the Redskins signed Alexander to four-year, $2,616,192 contract that includes a $156,192 signing bonus.

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