Around the AFC West

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

Denver made its first roster move since the beginning of the regular season by signing veteran punter Mitch Berger and it released second-year punter Brett Kern.

A 16-season veteran, Berger played for Pittsburgh last season. Kern was the 18th ranked punter in the NFL, but his net average of 34.5 yards per punt was one of the worst in the league. The 6-0 Broncos had a bye last week. Berger worked out for the team last week.

  • Oakland defensive end Richard Seymour likely was intrigued by the contract extension signed by Dallas’ DeMarcus Ware. He will receive $40 million in guaranteed money. Seymour is a free agent after this season. Oakland could put the franchise tag on him if he isn’t given an extension.

  • Pro Bowl voting has begun. Voting concludes Dec. 21.

  • Receiver/returner Quentin Lawrence has cleared waivers. Kansas City can put him on the practice squad if it wishes. He was cut Saturday. Lawrence was a sixth-round pick in April.