ESPN’s Adam Schefter thinks the Chargers are primed to return to the playoffs after missing the cut last season.
The Chiefs hope to have an explosive crew of returners. Meanwhile, Kansas City spent the week adjusting to playing without tight end Tony Moeaki. He is out for the season after injuring his knee at Green Bay last week.
Watching film of the Raiders running over the 2010 Broncos inspired the new Denver coaching staff.
Some light has been shed on lingering Oakland injuries.
The Chargers announced their players voted on 2011 captains. Here they are: Rivers and Nick Hardwick as offensive captains; Takeo Spikes and Eric Weddle as defensive captains, and Jacob Hester as special teams captain. Spikes joined the team this summer. Clearly, he has made a big impact on his new teammates in a short time.
Denver second-year receiver Demaryius Thomas didn’t practice Friday. He came back this week after rupturing his Achilles in February. He is on the right track, but there is no timetable for his return.