Do pass-rushers Von Miller (Denver) and Khalil Mack (Oakland) strike the most fear in AFC West opponents now that Peyton Manning has retired?
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Is everyone forgetting the Chargers?
The Broncos are reigning Super Bowl champs, the Chiefs won a playoff game last year and the Raiders "won" the offseason. But could the Chargers win the AFC West? Dan Graziano explores.
Kelechi Osemele broke the bank
The Raiders' big addition up front came with a hefty price tag. Oakland paid Osemele like a top-10 offensive tackle, giving him $26.4 million in the first two years. Player-friendly contracts (Insider)
While Philip Rivers always gives the Chargers a chance to be dangerous, whether they can climb to the top of the division is up for debate.
Who ya got: Von Miller or Khalil Mack?
It's hard to argue with Miller after his masterful postseason showing, but Mack is awfully impressive and has played just two seasons. Dan Graziano breaks it down.
Raiders got a steal in Sean Smith
Smith's four-year, $38 million deal is no small amount, but that price is a bargain relative to some of the other deals cornerbacks have received recently. Friendly contracts (Insider)
If were you a GM in the AFC West, would you rather have Super Bowl MVP Von Miller's past or rising star Khalil Mack's future?
A ton of talent hanging up the cleats
A whopping eight players with at least three Pro Bowl selections each have retired this offseason. As a group, the eight players have 50 combined Pro Bowl invitations on their resumes.
Del Rio tops NFL coaches with playing history
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio appeared in 160 NFL games, with 128 starts, and totaled 941 tackles with the Saints, Chiefs, Cowboys and Vikings. Del Rio is also the only active head coach to be named to a Pro Bowl as a player. Ranking all 32 NFL coaches as players
A governor's panel studying a proposed 65,000-seat domed stadium in Las Vegas to lure an NFL franchise was greeted Thursday with a pep talk and changing financial figures.
Rival ESPN AFC West reporters debate whether Alex Smith is good enough for the Chiefs to win a championship.
Khalil Mack still needs more help
One leg of the Raiders' defensive tripod is a whole lot stronger than the others. But Mack is so good, Oakland still lands in the top half of Bill Barnwell's list. Ranking defensive triplets
The Broncos have won five straight AFC West titles. Is another team poised to break the streak?
México debe mostrar su educación
Raúl Allegre advierte que la NFL no tolerará una actitud ofensiva ni violenta por parte de los aficionados en el Estadio Azteca, partiendo de las acciones durante la Copa América. Leer
Melvin Gordon's chances to hit 1,000 yards rushing coming off microfracture surgery don't seem too good, especially on a pass-first Chargers team.
How improved are the Raiders?
There appears to be agreement that Oakland "won" the offseason in the AFC West, with additions like former Raven Kelechi Osemele. But can the Raiders turn the off-field success into their first winning season since 2002?
There's wide agreement that the Raiders "won" free agency, but right now their improvement is just on paper.
Breaking down the roster and making a roster projection as the Raiders head into the summer break.
Derek Carr and Khalil Mack have been a part of culture change for a Raiders team looking to make the playoffs for the first time in 13 seasons.
'Holy Roller' lives on in NFL rulebook
The Raiders topped the Chargers in 1978 after QB Ken Stabler intentionally fumbled and TE Dave Kasper ultimately recovered for a touchdown. The bizarre play changed how fumbles are handled in the final two minutes of each half. Seifert: Rule origins
Raiders have some serious beef up front
With Kelechi Osemele's arrival this offseason, Oakland's average starting O-lineman stands 6-foot-4 and 328 pounds. And the front five aren't just big -- they're really good, too. Top position groups (Insider)
Is Irvin earning too much?
The Raiders went on a shopping spree this offseason, but they may have overpaid for pass-rusher Bruce Irvin. Elite sack artists are worth the money, but we have our doubts about Irvin. 10 most overpaid NFL vets (Insider)
After spending his rookie season listening instead of talking, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is communicating more verbally this year.
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