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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
AFC West notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The Kansas City Chiefs signed receiver Jeremy Horne to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. He replaces injured running back Jamaal Charles on the roster. Offensive lineman Lucas Patterson was brought back to the practice squad to replace Horne.

New York Times author Michael Holley sheds some light on the front-office dynamic in Kansas City in this radio interview.

The Contra Costa Times has details of the alleged confrontation between Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski and a woman last year. Janikowski is facing misdemeanor charges.

The San Diego Chargers spent training camp trying to cut down on turnovers early in the season. Through two games, San Diego has committed six turnovers and have just one take-away. The Chargers had four turnovers in a loss at New England on Sunday.

The NFL has not made a decision on Oakland's appeal of rookie quarterback Terrelle Pryor's five-game suspension. This is the third week of the suspension. Pryor can’t practice or play until he returns Oct. 10 under the current guidelines of the suspension.

There is a strong AFC West presence in ESPN.com’s Rookie Watch this week. Its looks like we have a good crop this year, folks.

San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers fell in NFC West blogger Mike Sando’s MVP Watch this week, while Oakland’s Darren McFadden fell out of the top 10.

Former Charger Antonio Cromartie thinks he is a better playmaker than former Raider Nnamdi Asomugha. Thoughts?