Around the AFC West

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson


The Broncos' two first-round picks are not signed.

My take: It could take a while. The first-round signing action is going very slowly. Running back Knowshon Moreno (picked 12th) and defensive end/linebacker Robert Ayers (18th) could be out a while. I don't think either player will be out for a super long time, but the Broncos are expecting a lot from each player. Both are expected to make an impact right away, so it is paramount that they get into camp sooner than later.

Kansas City

Todd Haley wants his team in shape at the start of training camp.

My take: Haley is not messing around. He had his team, as a whole, lose weight in the offseason. He is starting camp Friday with conditioning tests. Haley wants his team in optimum shape and it looks like he's getting what he wants.


One Bay Area columnist thinks Tom Cable is a good fit for the Raiders.

My take: I agree. Cable wants to be in Oakland. That satisfies him. He is not looking for the next job. He isn't interested in overshadowing (or more importantly) not listening to owner Al Davis. Cable appreciates that he is one of 32 head coaches in the NFL and he is working hard to make the Raiders a winner. Will it work? Who knows; but he is on board with Davis. That counts as a good start in Oakland.

San Diego

Buster Davis is looking for a breakout season.

My take: He really needs it. The former first-round pick is entering his third season. His NFL career has been hampered by injuries. He is a talented player and he could emerge as the Chargers' No. 3 receiving option if he stays healthy.