AFC West notes

The Junior Seau story took another turn as the family of the late San Diego legendary linebacker has sued the NFL. Seau killed himself last may. He was 43. Studies of his brain concluded that he suffered brain damage.

The family is suing the NFL because it is claiming he suffered the brain damage because of violent hits he suffered during his NFL career. ESPN legal analysts Lester Munson discusses the suit in this video.

  • In an Insider piece, Pro Football FocusInsider believes Kansas City receiver Dwayne Bowe is the highest priority in-house free agent in the NFL this year. I have a feeling the new Kansas City brass may agree. I think the chances of Bowe coming back, either with an extension or by being given the franchise tag again, is much higher than if the previous regime was retained.

  • New Oakland assistant coach/offensive line coach Tony Sparano will join the team next week after the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

  • Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie told CSNBayArea his thoughts on the NFL ’s Rooney Rule.