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Monday, August 8, 2011
AFC West notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

I have arrived in San Diego and I am waiting for the Chargers’ practice this evening. Below are some early AFC West notes to chew on. I will check back before practice as warranted.

San Diego cornerback Antoine Cason is back at practice after suffering a broken finger.

A Florida columnist wants Tim Tebow to come home.

Sixteen, that’s right, 16 players are competing for the five starting offensive line spots in Oakland. Yes, that’s a tad rare. I think very soon, we’ll likely see the players dwindle to about half that number.

Kansas City guard Ryan Lilja calls teammate Casey Wiegmann “one of the wonders of the world.” Early candidate for my favorite line of camp.

Denver defensive end Elvis Dumervil continues to shine in camp. He missed all of last season because of a pectoral injury.

Cornerback Kelvin Hayden is visiting the Bears. He has been connected to Oakland.

The 49ers re-signed safety Dashon Goldson. He had been connected to Oakland early in free agency, but nothing developed. His chances of going to Oakland likely ended when the Raiders re-upped with safety Michael Huff.

Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson says he has no regrets about his contract holdout.