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Thursday, June 2, 2011
AFC West notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

In his ESPN.com mailbag, John Clayton explains why free-agent cornerback Ike Taylor worked out with the Oakland Raiders last week in Georgia. Clayton is right on. Don’t read too much into it.

Did the Raiders have interest in quarterback Alex Smith? If so, I would think only as a backup. I don’t see Smith being an upgrade over Jason Campbell.

The Chiefs’ coaches are not getting involved in the labor dispute.

The Denver Post passes along that Tim Tebow doesn’t dedicate much of his new autobiography to his first NFL season, although Tebow did call former Denver coach Josh McDaniels his biggest supporter.

Former Denver star running back Terrell Davis told Denver Post readers that coaching in the NFL is not for him.

Kansas City linebacker Mike Vrabel was among those who attended a secret labor meeting in Chicago. Vrabel is heavily involved in the NFLPA and has been a part of many of the labor meetings.