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Dawkins understands likely pay cut

Denver Broncos veteran safety Brian Dawkins and leader in the locker room returned to town Thursday to brief his teammates on the labor deal. He told the Denver Post he understands he will likely have to take a heavy pay cut to help the Broncos against the salary cap. Dawkins indicated he is willing to reduce his salary in order to stay in Denver.

This could be Dawkins’ final season in Denver, but the Broncos want him to stick around to help transition to the John Fox era.

In other AFC West nuggets Thursday evening:

The Kansas City Star thinks the proposed new collective bargaining agreement is a good thing for the Chiefs. I agree. This franchise is setup for good things.

Denver receiver Eddie Royal said he is 100 percent ready for training camp after offseason hip surgery. Royal is expected to be a key member of Denver’s offense this season.

The Chargers may need new funding for its proposed stadium. This one may take a while, folks.

Former Denver linebacker Nate Webster was indicted on sex-related charges.