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Report: Chaz Schilens back to practice

Oakland got good news Wednesday when receiver Chaz Schilens returned to practice, according to the Oakland Tribune.

He had been out since the preseason opener when he suffered a knee injury. Schilens will be a factor for Oakland in the regular season if he can stay healthy. That has been a major issue for him. Schilens has missed 19 games due to injury in the past two seasons.

In other AFC West news Wednesday afternoon:

I wonder if the Chiefs will look at veteran safeties after Saturday’s cuts. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Kansas City was planning to visit with James Sanders had he not signed with Atlanta. Sanders played for Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli in New England. I think that pairing was based more on Pioli’s past with Sanders more than a glaring need at safety, but if the right veteran becomes available, I could see the Chiefs investigating him.

Not all of Josh McDaniels’ personnel decisions were bad in Denver. But, let’s face it; the vast majority of his decisions were awful.

Veteran NFL reporter Bob McGinn tweets that Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor had a very poor score on the Wonderlic test. It is an intelligence test used by NFL teams. Does it mean Pryor will struggle in the NFL? Of course not, but average quarterback scores are much higher. That's all it means.

UPDATE: ESPN’s John Clayton is reporting that Pryor’s Wonderlic score was much higher than the first report. Folks, I think we shouldn’t focus on this matter. Let’s see how he develops on the field. That’s what matters most.