AFC West: Reshard Langford

Kansas City Chiefs first-round pick Jonathan Baldwin remained out of practice Wednesday with a thumb injury he reportedly suffered in a fight with teammate Thomas Jones nearly four weeks ago. Baldwin has not practiced since. There is no timeline for his return. Because he has had limited practice time, there is no guarantee Baldwin will play soon after he returns to practice.

In other AFC West notes Wednesday:

As if there was any doubt, Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski was named the AFC special teams player of the week. He nailed a 63-yard field goal in Oakland’s 23-20 win at Denver on Monday night. The field goal tied the record for the longest field goal in the NFL.

Mike and Mike discuss the pressure Kyle Orton is under in Denver.

Two AFC West players made ESPN.com’s MVP Watch after Week 1. Here’s a hint: There is one player each from the two 1-0 teams in the division.

The Chiefs signed safety Reshard Langford to replace injured star Eric Berry, who was put on the injured reserve after tearing his ACL Sunday. Langford was cut earlier this month.

Hue Jackson had an official's crew at practice Wednesday. It was a direct response to the fact that Oakland was penalized 15 times for 131 yards Monday night. Give Jackson credit for trying to rectify the problem. Ultimately, though, it’s all on the players to respond and start playing disciplined football.

San Diego Chargers receiver Patrick Crayton practiced fully Wednesday. He missed the season opener with an ankle injury.
KANSAS CITY –- There was only one mild surprise on the Kansas City Chiefs’ inactive list Sunday for their AFC wild-card game against visiting Baltimore.

Veteran receiver Chris Chambers was inactive, while newly signed veteran receiver Kevin Curtis is active. Chambers has been disappointing this season and he might have played his final game in Kansas City. Curtis was signed Wednesday.

Also, Brodie Croyle is back to being the Chiefs’ backup quarterback while Tyler Palko is the emergency quarterback. Palko was the backup last week against Oakland. Here are Kansas City’s other inactives: receiver Quinten Lawrence, fullback Mike Cox, safety Reshard Langford, linebacker Charlie Anderson, center Rudy Niswanger and defensive tackle Anthony Toribio. Baltimore had no surprises on its inactive list.

Denver and Kansas City notes

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The Broncos will use backup receivers Jabar Gaffney and Brandon Stokley in place of starter Eddie Royal at Philadelphia on Sunday. He is out with neck and head injuries, Fullback Spencer Larsen is also out, with a hamstring injury.

He will be replaced by Peyton Hillis. Cornerback Ty Law will be a game-time decision with a hamstring injury.

Kansas City signed safety Reshard Langford from the Eagles’ practice squad. He is an undrafted rookie from Vanderbilt. Safety DaJuan Morgan is doubtful for the Chiefs Sunday at Cincinnati with a chest injury. So, Langford will likely provide depth.

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