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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Around the AFC West

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Kansas City

Top pick Tyson Jackson realizes the NFL is tough.

My take: It is going to get a lot tougher, Tyson. You just finished a rookie minicamp. Wait until training camp and the regular season. You better be prepared, though, Mr. Jackson. The Chiefs took you with the No. 3 overall pick and expect you to make an immediate impact at defensive end.

Oakland

The Raiders have signed receiver Sami Parker after he tried out during last weekend's minicamp.

My take: Parker is a journeyman and he will have to fight to make the roster. But Oakland needs all the help it can get at receiver.

San Diego

San Diego's special teams feel prepared for a rule change.

My take: There was a rule change that limits wedge formations on kickoffs. As San Diego special teams coach Steve Crosby explains, the Chargers weren't much of a wedge team anyway, so it shouldn't be a big problem. San Diego has been one of the better special teams units in the league and I expect it to continue.