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Sunday, February 19, 2012
AFC West notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Oakland free-agent T.J. Houshmandzadeh is open to returning. I think he will be a back-burner option for the Raiders although quarterback Carson Palmer is comfortable with him. At this point, Houshmandzadeh is just an aging backup. He’s the type of player teams try to upgrade from. Plus, he was signed by former coach Hue Jackson. The new Oakland regime has no ties to Houshmandzadeh.

Denver quarterback Tim Tebow -- who knows a thing or eight about being a national sensation -- discusses the sudden rise of New York Knicks’ guard Jeremy Lin in a video.

The Chiefs’ website looks if Oakland free-agent quarterbacks Jason Campbell fits with the Chiefs. He played for Kansas City quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn in Washington and performed well with Zorn as his head coach. If Campbell were signed, it would be a heated battle between him and Matt Cassel for the starting job.