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Afternoon AFC West notes

One of the reasons Kansas City coach Todd Haley likes Matt Cassel is because the quarterback didn’t crack after their first year together in 2009. Haley was and is hard on Cassel and his quarterback has shown the ability to handle it and improve in that setting.

Oakland quarterback Jason Campbell is planning on being in Napa, Calif., soon for training camp.

NFL.com’s Steve Wyche believes the only way Denver will find out if Tim Tebow can be its starting quarterback of the future is to play him. That’s been my contention for months. Play Tebow now and find out what you have. If he’s good, then he’s your quarterback of the future. If he stinks, the new Denver regime can move on. It’s pretty simple.

The Brothers Gronkowski have hit Bristol. Dan Gronkowski is a tight end for Denver and one of three brothers playing in the NFL. They also participated in a lively SportsNation chat.