You pick it: AFC West storylines

June, 24, 2009
Posted by's Bill Williamson

The candidates are:

Wiegmann gets new deal: Denver gave Pro Bowl center Casey Wiegmann a two-year contract extension. Wiegmann, 35, was considering retirement if he didn't get an extension.

Russell takes charge: Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell announced that he will be working with the Raiders' receivers during their break before training camp to maintain their timing. This was an assertive move by a player Oakland wanted to show more leadership.

Boss Bailey cut: Denver released linebacker Boss Bailey, the brother of star cornerback Champ Bailey, as he was recovering from a major knee injury. He was with Denver for one season and his release cost the team about $3.5 million in salary-cap room.

Pick your story of the week and hit my mailbag with your reasons why. I will post some of your responses later this week.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter



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