AFC West: Walt Sweeney

AFC West links: Raiders to reduce capacity

February, 7, 2013
Denver Broncos

Which positions will the Broncos concentrate on upgrading in the offseason? Defensive tackle and interior offensive line will be the top priorities, according to the Denver Post's Jeff Legwold.

The Post's Mike Klis looks ahead at what to expect during the contract negotiations between the club and left tackle Ryan Clady.

Kansas City Chiefs

Mike Kerns of The Pigskin Report identifies the Chiefs' needs in the draft and some possible selections at each position.

The Chiefs need to upgrade at quarterback, but should they go for a one-year rental or draft a rookie starter? Miles Yi of Arrowhead Addict explores.

Branden Albert may not be a top-5 left tackle in the NFL, but the Chiefs might have to pay him like one if they want to retain the free agent, writes the Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher.

Oakland Raiders

Capacity for Raiders games at Coliseum will be reduced in 2013 by nearly 10,000 seats, reports the Oakland Tribune's Jerry McDonald.

The Bengals have made former Raiders head coach Hue Jackson their running backs coach.

San Diego Chargers

Tom Krasovic of UT San Diego details the coaching staff and front office overhaul the Chargers have recently completed.

Former Chargers guard Walt Sweeney, who spent 11 seasons in San Diego, died at the age of 71.

AFC West notes

February, 4, 2013
In an Insider piece, ESPN’s playoff predictorInsider sees the Broncos registering another 13-3 season in 2013. Meanwhile, Las Vegas believes the Broncos are an early favorite for next year’s Super Bowl.

The NFL waiver season has begun. It is of note in the AFC West because the Chiefs have the top claiming priority in the NFL.

The Baltimore Sun is reporting former Minnesota defensive back Husain Abdullah will work out for Kansas City soon. He has solid NFL experience.

Guard Walt Sweeney, who played for the Chargers from 1963-73, died at the age of 71.