AFC West: Brandon ALbert

Wednesday's Chiefs practice report

September, 25, 2013
KANSAS CITY , Mo. -- The practice week began in earnest for the Kansas City Chiefs with five players, including four starters, not working. Cornerback Brandon Flowers (knee), free safety Kendrick Lewis (ankle), guard Jeff Allen (groin) and tight end Anthony Fasano (ankle) were the starters who did not practice.

Dunta Robinson was starting in Flowers' spot. Quintin Demps filled in for Lewis, Geoff Schwartz for Allen and Sean McGrath for Fasano.

The fifth player who did not practice was backup tight end Travis Kelce (knee).

Two other starters, tackle Branden Albert (shoulder) and defensive end Mike DeVito, were listed on the injury report as being limited practice participants. Fullback Anthony Sherman (knee) and linebacker Frank Zombo (elbow) were listed as full participants.

Links: LT Ryan Clady inks 5-year deal

July, 15, 2013
Denver Broncos

The Broncos beat a Monday deadline and signed left tackle Ryan Clady to a five-year deal worth $52.5 million in base salary late Sunday. With $33 million guaranteed, Clady can earn up to $57.5 million.

The team site takes a look at Nate Irving's viability as the starting middle linebacker.

In their week-by-week preview, the Broncos site previews Denver's Week 14 opponent: the Tennessee Titans.

Kyle Montgomery at the Mile High Report asks whether the Broncos improved their receiving corps? Here's their player-by-player analysis of the the unit.

San Diego Chargers

Forbes released its list of the world's 50 most valuable sports teams and the Charges fall in at No. 38.

Kansas City Chiefs

ESPN's Ed Werder tweeted he would surprised if the Chiefs reach a long-term contract with left tackle Branden Albert.

Oakland Raiders

The city of Oakland continues to spend money in hopes of keeping the Raiders, Athletics and Warriors at their current Coliseum site.

Franchise tag deadline looms

March, 4, 2013

Monday is the deadline for teams to place the franchise tag on players.

The focus in the AFC West will be on Kansas City. The Chiefs have key free agents: receiver Dwayne Bowe, left tackle Branden Albert and punter Dustin Colquitt. One of the players will likely be given the franchise tag. The speculation has been that Bowe will likely get tagged, but all three players are options. If I had to guess, I’d think Bowe -- who was franchised last year -- will be tagged. The Chiefs are talking to all three players.

Denver tagged left tackle Ryan Clady on Friday. It would be a surprise if Oakland tagged anyone Monday. San Diego is not expected to place the franchise tag on any player.

Meanwhile, several AFC West players remain in danger being cut or are subject to major pay cuts before the league year begins March 12. Among the top candidates to be cut are Oakland’s Tommy Kelly and Darrius Heyward-Bey, Kansas City’s Tyson Jackson and Matt Cassel and San Diego’s Jared Gaither. Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer will probably have to accept a big pay reduction.