You pick it: AFC West storylines

The candidates are:

Russell cut: Oakland cut quarterback JaMarcus Russell three years after making him the No. 1 overall pick. Russell was 7-18 as Oakland’s starter. The Raiders paid him $39 million over the past three years.

Elway endorses Tebow pick: Legendary Denver quarterback John Elway lauded the Broncos for taking Florida quarterback Tim Tebow in the first round. Elway thinks Tebow will be successful in Denver.

Raiders sign Bennett: The Raiders signed veteran backup running back Michael Bennett after he performed well at a minicamp.

Pick your story of the week (it should be easy this week, I’d think) and hit my mailbag with your thoughts. I will post some of your responses later in the week.