You pick it: AFC West storylines

The candidates are:

Tomlinson cut: As anticipated, San Diego cut legendary running back LaDainian Tomlinson after it became clear Tomlinson, 30, could no longer be a primary back for the team.

Cromartie is being shopped: ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that San Diego is offering cornerback Antonio Cromartie in trade talks as it tries to find a new running back.

Pendergast jumps ship: Less than two weeks after accepting a job to new coach the defensive backs in Oakland, recently fired Kansas City defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast left Oakland to become the defensive coordinator at nearby Cal.

Pick your story of the week and hit my mailbag with your thoughts. I will post some of your responses later in the week.