AFC West links: Charles holds off on OTAs

May, 28, 2012
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Denver Broncos

Defensive tackle remains perhaps the biggest question about the Broncos' defense, but the Denver Post's Lindsay Jones says Kevin Vickerson and his 50-pound weight gain are ready to fill the void at the position.

Peyton update: Approximately two months to go before fans can see Manning in training camp.

Kansas City Chiefs

Though Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles won’t practice until training camp, his absence from offseason training is precautionary. Charles tweeted on Saturday that, even after ACL surgery, he believes he's the fastest on the team.

Oakland Raiders

Terrelle Pryor isn't shy when it comes to asking for help. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the former Ohio State quarterback has reached out to Raiders greats of the past, including Rich Gannon. “I called him and he gave me some wisdom on the game of football,” Pryor said.

"Hard Knocks: Chargers vs. Raiders sounds a lot better than Hard Knocks: Jacksonville Jaguars," writes the National Football Post's Joe Fortenbaugh, who makes a case for the AFC West rivalry to be featured on HBO in a "24/7" style.

San Diego Chargers

With the Chargers' backfield now free of Mike Tolbert, third-year vet Ryan Mathews will assume most of the work. Coach Norv Turner supports the plan, saying: “I personally think he’s ready to take that next step."

Until LaDainian Tomlinson lands with a team, there will be talks about whether he should return to the Chargers.

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