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AFC West notes

8/19/2011

Oakland 2010 fourth-round draft pick Bruce Campbell could get a chance to show what he has to offer against San Francisco on Saturday night. If he is impressive, Campbell has a chance to contribute in the regular season. That would be a huge bonus for Oakland.

A Bay Area columnist looks at the impact the absence of Oakland owner Al Davis from practice during this training camp has had on the team. Davis, of course, still runs the Raiders, but he hasn’t made it out to practice yet, which is extremely rare. In the recent past, he has watched camp from a golf cart.

While Tim Tebow may have regressed this training camp, Brady Quinn has improved. And that’s a reason Quinn may beat out Tebow to be Denver’s backup quarterback.

San Diego cornerback Marcus Gilchrist continues to have a strong training camp. Expect to see him in nickel situations in the regular season.

The mayor of San Diego likes what he saw in Indianapolis as he toured cities to find inspiration for a new stadium plan for the Chargers.

Speedy rookie Taiwan Jones is healthy again and he is looking, well, speedy as ever.