Chargers have missed Vincent Brown

U-T San Diego reports Vincent Brown likely won’t play until next year. He broke his ankle in the preseason. Brown finished last season strong and he was great in training camp. The San Diego offense has missed him.

There is hope for the future though with Brown and flier Danario Alexander, who has been tremendous since being signed at midseason. That likely won’t help coach Norv Turner, but there is some potentially strong firepower in San Diego.

In other AFC West news:

Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis will not get a welcome from left tackle Joe Thomas in Cleveland. Thomas said Hillis let his contract situation become a distraction to the team. He left the Browns for a one-year deal in Kansas City this year.

KC Joyner writes whyInsider the Broncos are a serious threat in the AFC.

The Chiefs put defensive end Allen Bailey on the injured reserve and signed linebacker Leon Williams. Williams was with the team in camp.