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Around the AFC West

8/9/2010

Here are some early Monday AFC West notes to chew on:

Last week, I wrote about the role Oakland owner Al Davis played in the holdout of New York Jets’ cornerback Darrelle Revis. Davis has extended three players to record deals in the past two offseasons, including cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. He is in the second of a three-year, $45 million deal. Now, Revis wants more money than Asomugha. The Jets are balking.

The New York Daily News now has quoted an unnamed NFL general manager who is blaming Davis for Revis’ holdout. The quotes are pretty harsh. My take remains this: Davis goes about business his own way and I’m sure he isn’t losing any sleep that another team is suffering because of his decisions.

In an Insider piece on ESPN.com, Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. has a fine look at Denver’s pass-rush situation after the Elvis Dumervil injury, which will likely keep him out for the season. Williamson illustrates just how much Dumervil will be missed.

Third-year Kansas City cornerback Brandon Carr is struggling some in camp. Yet, the Chiefs are standing by Carr. However, if second-round pick Javier Arenas continues to look good, Carr could lose some playing time.

Because of intense heat, the Chiefs have moved the late practice of their remaining two-a-day schedule to 6 p.m. from 4 p.m.

In a radio interview, new Denver running back LenDale White talks about hoping playing in his hometown will re-energize his career.