Kansas City Chiefs first-round pick Jonathan Baldwin remained out of practice Wednesday with a thumb injury he reportedly suffered in a fight with teammate Thomas Jones nearly four weeks ago. Baldwin has not practiced since. There is no timeline for his return. Because he has had limited practice time, there is no guarantee Baldwin will play soon after he returns to practice.
In other AFC West notes Wednesday:
As if there was any doubt, Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski was named the AFC special teams player of the week. He nailed a 63-yard field goal in Oakland’s 23-20 win at Denver on Monday night. The field goal tied the record for the longest field goal in the NFL.
Two AFC West players made ESPN.com’s MVP Watch after Week 1. Here’s a hint: There is one player each from the two 1-0 teams in the division.
Hue Jackson had an official's crew at practice Wednesday. It was a direct response to the fact that Oakland was penalized 15 times for 131 yards Monday night. Give Jackson credit for trying to rectify the problem. Ultimately, though, it’s all on the players to respond and start playing disciplined football.