Early AFC West notes

Andrew Brandt looks at the complicated appeal case of Oakland rookie Terrelle Pryor. The NFL is expected to soon rule on whether to reduce his five-game suspension. He is starting his fourth week of the suspension.

The Raiders’ offensive line is quickly coming together.

Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop is trying to figure out his struggles.

The Broncos may get pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil (shoulder) and left cornerback Champ Bailey (hamstring) back for Sunday’s game at Green Bay. They both have missed the past two games. Their return would give Denver a big boost even though the Broncos have been playing better on defense even without Dumervil and Bailey in the early season.

The quarterback-hungry Colts are working out former Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle. He has never won an NFL start. The Colts host the Chiefs on Oct. 9. Wouldn’t it be something if Croyle actually quarterbacked the Colts in that game? That could have major draft-pick implications.

ESPNW has a nice profile on Oakland executive Amy Trask. She is the only woman in the NFL in her role.