AFC West notes


Denver’s starters will play into the second quarter Saturday night against visiting Buffalo. Denver coach John Fox won’t say whether Tim Tebow or Brady Quinn will replace starting quarterback Kyle Orton. Tebow and Quinn have been sharing duties on the second team. Tebow played with the second team against Dallas last week. Expect this backup battle to last the entire preseason.

Oakland center Samson Satele was back at practice Friday after an injury scare. Satele has been practicing with the first offense at center, while rookie Stefen Wisniewski has been playing guard after the team originally thought he’d be the center.

The Kansas City Star reports that the Chiefs considered trading Jamaal Charles to Washington in 2009. Good thing for Kansas City that didn’t happen. That wouldn’t have been a good start to the Scott Pioli-Todd Haley era in Kansas City. I don’t think is a major bombshell. You’d be surprised how many players are discussed in trade talks compared to how many players actually get dealt.