Thursday, April 12, 2012
AFC West links: A.J. Smith's renewed mojo
By ESPN.com staff
Linebacker Von Miller stopped by "NFL Total Access" to talk about the team's schedule, Peyton Manning and former teammate Tim Tebow.
Manning talked about the importance of falling back into his April routine and how working out now will pay off this fall.
Defensive tackle Justin Bannan returns to Denver after signing a one-year deal on Wednesday.
Would the Broncos consider trading out of the first round? The Denver Post's Jeff Legwold explores the possibility.
Kansas City Chiefs
Seventeen college prospects took part in the Chiefs' five-hour-long local pro day Tuesday. “I think that you will find that exposure in this business is one of the things that will help you,” Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel told the prospects. “The more exposure you get, the better opportunity you may have as you go down the road."
Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones will work out for the Chiefs this week.
GM Reggie McKenzie is looking forward to the draft -- the first for the Raiders since longtime owner Al Davis passed away. "Coach Davis, this has been his deal since the Raiders were the Raiders," McKenzie told reporters Wednesday. "I am the new guy. This is my first time drafting after a legend has been drafting for the Raiders for so long. So it's huge."
Former 49er Shawntae Spencer is excited to be with the Raiders. "It's a fresh start," Spencer said. "I don't have a chip on my shoulder. I just love football."
San Diego Chargers
GM A.J. Smith has started to get his mojo back this offseason by making a number of low-risk, high-reward signings, writes NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.
Jacob Hester and Mario Henderson face looming deadlines to decide whether they want to be in San Diego, reports the Union-Tribune's Kevin Acee and Michael Gehlken.
Guard Tyronne Green got serious about conditioning this winter, enrolling at the O-Line Academy, run by former NFL center LeCharles Bentley.