Around the AFC West

August, 3, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Denver

Brandon Marshall and Jarvis Moss were not on the practice field Monday morning.

My take: We may learn more later Monday about these situations. Marshall left the field with a hamstring injury Sunday morning and has been held out. Moss, the 2007 first-round pick, left camp Saturday and he is considering retirement. He has been a major bust.

Kansas City

Todd Haley is not ready to name Larry Johnson the starting tailback.

My take: That's just coaching philosophy. Haley wants Johnson to keep working hard. If Johnson stays healthy, it would be a major stunner if he is not the starting tailback in Kansas City.

Oakland

The Raiders plan to give Darren McFadden more carries this season.

My take: Great idea. McFadden is a game-changer and he can be special. He needs to touch the ball as much as he can, both in the running and receiving game. However, McFadden is not huge and he has been injured, so he can't be a 25- to 30-touch guy. But if McFadden touches the ball 20 times a game, it will help Oakland's cause.

San Diego

Jamal Williams wants to make his remaining time in the NFL count.

My take: The defensive tackle has been one of the premier players at his position for years. Yes, he is 33, but Williams appears healthy. I expect him to be a dominant run-stopper for a couple of more seasons.

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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