AFC West camping by Thursday

July, 25, 2011
7/25/11
3:40
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There are a lot of moving parts as the NFL lockout becomes a mere memory. Plans and timelines are subject to change at a moment’s notice.

But there appears to be a chance that all four of the AFC West teams will report to training camp by Thursday, even though free agency won’t start until Friday. Teams can report 15 days before their first preseason game. That means Denver, Oakland and San Diego can all report Wednesday. Each team starts the preseason Aug. 11. Denver plays at Dallas, Oakland hosts Arizona and San Diego hosts Seattle.

Kansas City hosts Tampa Bay on Aug. 12, so the Chiefs can report Thursday. So, yes, all four teams will soon begin the quest to beat each other up. Finally.

UPDATE: The Broncos just announced players will report Wednesday and the first practice will be Thursday morning.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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