AFC West notes

August, 5, 2012
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Denver running back Mario Fannin suffered his second major injury in as many NFL training camps. The Denver Post reports Fannin seriously injured his Achilles tendon Saturday at the team’ scrimmage. Last year, Fannin tore his ACL in his knee. The 2011 undrafted free agent has ability, but he just can’t stay healthy.
  • Oakland third-string quarterback Terrelle Pryor is dealing with the recent deaths of his father and mentor as he tries to impress the new Oakland regime. Pryor hasn’t gotten a ton of reps and at this point, it would be a big surprise if he supplants Matt Leinart as Oakland’s backup this season.
  • The Chargers still need to sell about 3,000 tickets for Thursday night’s preseason opener against Green Bay (it will be televised by ESPN) to avoid a local television blackout.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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