AFC West Blog
The Chargers have signed their 15th-overall pick Melvin Gordon. Gordon is set to step in and immediately become the feature-back in San Diego. The deal is for four years with a fifth-year team option.
Shane Ray was a projected top 10 pick in this year's draft, however a toe injury and a marijuana charge sunk his draft stock and he was selected late in the first round by the Broncos. The toe injury has not yet allowed him to practice with the team but head coach Gary Kubiak says he expects Ray to "be able to participate at least some" on Monday. Ray also weighed in on the situation. "This is something I have to be smart with and take the proper direction under the medical staff," Ray said.
The Raiders promising second-year quarterback Derek Carr has an injury to his right ring finger. The injury could require surgery and his availability for training camp is in question. However, Carr is reportedly optimistic he will be ready come training camp.
The Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is now experiencing numbness in his injured right ring finger. The team is hoping Carr will be a breakout star in his sophomore campaign. As of now the team does not sound "overly alarmed" by the injury. The hope is that rest and rehab will help him avoid going under the knife.
Apparently Derek Carr's right ring finger injury isn't as serious as originally believed. At least according to Carr's agent Tim Younger it isn't. "I don't know where this idea came up that he's going to be having surgery," Younger said. "The situation, I don't even want to call it an injury, is very minor, and we're just being cautious."