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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
AFC West notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

I’m back in California and catching up on the day that was in the AFC West:

Even with Brandon Lloyd and Eddie Royal still hurting, reserve quarterback Tim Tebow will remain a quarterback. He played receiver Sunday against Cincinnati in an emergency role. Royal will be out 2-4 weeks with a groin injury he suffered Sunday. Lloyd didn’t play in that game. He could return this week.

Raiders’ hall of famer Howie Long had an entertaining interview with ESPN.com’s Page2.

Oakland coach Hue Jackson pinned Sunday’s 38-35 loss at Buffalo on himself. I like it. His team gave up five touchdowns in the second half and blew an 18-point lead. That kind of collapse falls on the coach. He’ll learn from this and do things differently when he gets the next chance.

Oakland rookie quarterback Terrelle Pryor talks about life as a Raider in this radio interview.

The Chiefs discuss the pain of losing another star, Jamaal Charles, to a season-ending injury.

San Diego receiver Malcom Floyd could miss some practice time after he was hurt Sunday at New England.