AFC West News and Rumors

  • Negatives from first week of Chiefs camp

    Negatives from first week of Chiefs camp

    ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs resume training camp at Missouri Western State University on Wednesday after taking a one-day break. While they’re off, we’re looking back at the first week of camp. Earlier, we examined some of the camp’s posit…
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  • Broncos' new look is already easy to see

    Broncos' new look is already easy to see

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- If you sifted through all of the words both the Denver Broncos’ football decision-makers and players have already said a week into training camp, there are three that have routinely been peppered into the conversations. Toughness. At…
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  • Raiders Camp Report: Day 4

    Raiders Camp Report: Day 4

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    NAPA, Calif . -- A daily review of the hot topics coming of of Oakland Raiders training camp: Has Matt Schaub regained his mojo? It looked like that was the case, at least during the end-of-practice red zone drills. Schaub showed off his arm with two ab…
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  • Broncos DT Kevin Vickerson has strong words for Seattle

    Broncos DT Kevin Vickerson has strong words for Seattle

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    Well, the Seahawks-Broncos preseason opener on August 7 in Denver just became a little more intriguing, to say the least. In an interview Monday with the Colorado Springs Gazette, Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson voiced his dislike for the Super…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Lions Shelve Negotiations With Suh Until After …

    N.F.L. Roundup: Lions Shelve Negotiations With Suh Until After the Season

    nytimes.com 21 hours ago
    Detroit postponed contract talks with the All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who is entering the final season of his contract.
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  • Raiders add safety Jeremy Deering

    Raiders add safety Jeremy Deering

    NAPA, Calif. – With the Oakland Raiders a bit thin at cornerback as DJ Hayden recovers from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, the team addressed a depth concern in the secondary. But rather than bring in another cornerback, the Raid…
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  • Jeromey Clary takes pay cut of nearly $3 million

    Jeromey Clary takes pay cut of nearly $3 million

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    Chargers guard Jeromey Clary is coming off a rocky 2013 season and started camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list while he recovers from hip surgery. Waiting for him to get healthy wasn’t a sure thing for the Chargers because Clary was set to mak…
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  • You'll want to see Peyton Manning dancing to 'Rocky Top'

    You'll want to see Peyton Manning dancing to 'Rocky Top'

    yahoo.com 23 hours ago
    Nobody ever said Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was graceful on the football field. So it also shouldn't come as a surprise that Manning isn't the world's best dancer. He tried, when "Rocky Top" came on before Broncos practice. Like a good…
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  • Colbert can’t envision scenario where Roethlisberger would leav…

    Colbert can’t envision scenario where Roethlisberger would leave Pittsburgh

    profootballtalk.com 24 hours ago
    Probably because franchise quarterbacks without serious injury questions (Peyton Manning, Drew Brees) rarely if ever change teams, few have taken notice of the situation in Pittsburgh, where Ben Roethlisberger is grossly underpaid and the team won’t do …
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  • Emmanuel Sanders: Peyton is a far better leader than Ben

    Emmanuel Sanders: Peyton is a far better leader than Ben

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Emmanuel Sanders arrived in Denver this offseason after four years in Pittsburgh. He immediately noticed a big difference between Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. Sanders said on 104.3 The Fan in Denver that Manning’s leadership and determination …
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  • Hurry, hurry, see Peyton Manning dance

    Hurry, hurry, see Peyton Manning dance

    ESPN.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Just a few days ago, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said because no fans have been able to attend the team’s training camp practices this year due to construction at the Broncos' complex, that the players might need somethi…
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  • Chiefs' return game appears in good hands

    Chiefs' return game appears in good hands

    ESPN.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Dave Toub has been fortunate to work with some great return specialists in his years as a special-teams coach. Toub has another such candidate this year in Chiefs rookie De’Anthony Thomas. Thomas is fast and quick but has more going fo…
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  • Ware out with bruised leg bone

    Ware out with bruised leg bone

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware suffered a lower leg injury during practice on Sunday. He was held out of practice on Monday, with coach John Fox calling it a bruised leg. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Ware actually has a bruised bon…
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  • Peyton Manning Dances Up A Dorky Storm

    Peyton Manning Dances Up A Dorky Storm

    deadspin.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    I'm not going to apologize for the autoplay video, because come on, you were going to break the sound barrier reaching to click play. I will apologize that it doesn't automatically loop, forever. Sorry about that. Just hit the button and Peyton Manning …
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  • Raiders G.M.: Khalil Mack is like Clay Matthews

    Raiders G.M.: Khalil Mack is like Clay Matthews

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    It’s early, obviously. And it might be wishful thinking. But the Raiders clearly have high expectations for first-rounder Khalil Mack. According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie is comparing his newest…
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  • San Diego Chargers' projected roster

    San Diego Chargers' projected roster

    ESPN.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Examining the San Diego Chargers' roster: Quarterbacks (3) Philip Rivers Kellen Clemens Brad Sorensen Nothing has changed here. Sorensen still clearly the No. 3 quarterback at this point. Running backs (4) Ryan Mathews Danny Woodhead Donald Brown Marion…
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  • Denver Broncos' projected roster

    Denver Broncos' projected roster

    ESPN.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Examining the Denver Broncos' roster: Quarterbacks (3) Peyton Manning Brock Osweiler Zac Dysert The Broncos carried three here last season and thought enough of Dysert to keep him despite a long list of injuries on defense that eventually saw five start…
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  • Oakland Raiders' projected roster

    Oakland Raiders' projected roster

    ESPN.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Examining the Oakland Raiders' roster: QUARTERBACKS (3) Matt Schaub Derek Carr Matt McGloin Schaub is the Raiders' franchise quarterback. Period. RUNNING BACKS (4) Darren McFadden Maurice Jones-Drew Latavius Murray George Atkinson III In order to keep b…
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  • Video - Chargers' Reich Looks To Dictate Tempo 01:04

    Chargers' Reich Looks To Dictate Tempo

    Jul 28
    NFL Nation Chargers reporter Eric Williams discusses why one of offensive coordinator Frank Reich's primary goals is for the offense to be able to control game tempo.
  • Video - NFL Media's LaDainian Tomlinson confident in San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews 01:06

    NFL Media's LaDainian Tomlinson confident in San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews

    Jul 28
    LaDainian Tomlinson explains the growth of San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews and how he's able to identify his running style now.
  • Video - Alex Smith Frustrates Teammates, In A Good Way 02:58

    Alex Smith Frustrates Teammates, In A Good Way

    Jul 28
    NFL Nation Chiefs writer Adam Teicher discusses comments by linebacker Derrick Johnson that QB Alex Smith has been "frustrating" the defense so far in training camp.
  • Video - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders taking shots at Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Big Ben Roethlisberger? 05:11

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders taking shots at Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Big Ben Roethlisberger?

    Jul 28
    After spending four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger, Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders comes forward to point out some interesting differences between his new quarterback and old.

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    Jul 29
    Grant Halverson/Getty Images On Monday I was in Spartanburg, S.C., for the fourth practice of the Panthers’ 20th season on the campus of Wofford College, the alma mater of owner Jerry Richardson. Minus first-round receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who was back …
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    Jul 29
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Strange scene at Panthers’ training camp Monday morning: A man who looked like Michael Phelps, maybe 6-4 and 235, watching Carolina’s fourth camp practice, wearing cargo shorts and a denim shirt, sunglasses and a goatee, not botherin…