Midday AFC West news and notes

Former Kansas City star defensive end Jared Allen is mourning the passing of his former Chiefs’ position coach Bob Karmelowicz. Karmelowicz is credited for turning Allen from a long snapper into a devastating pass rusher.

Here’s an interesting look at how the Raiders can affect whether Bay Area rival San Francisco will get a new suburban stadium and whether the two teams could end up sharing the stadium.

Denver coach Josh McDaniels is not planning to ban his players from playing basketball in the offseason. Star left tackle Ryan Clady partially torn his patella tendon while playing basketball. The team is hopeful Clady can return by the start of the season.

Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland’s top pick in 2009, is still having issues catching the ball consistently, which is a big disappointment for the Raiders.

Kansas City rookie tight end Tony Moeaki looks like he could be a factor in the passing game very quickly.

The San Diego Union Tribune takes a good look at new Chargers primary running back Ryan Mathews.

It seems like Jacksonville is already figuring out what the Chargers long knew: Kassim Osgood is a great special teams player -- and that’s about it.