AFC West links: Freeney wants more

Denver Broncos

Dwight Freeney wants more than the $8.5 million in base earnings that Osi Umenyiora just got from Atlanta, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

In the aftermath of Elvis Dumervil's exit, the Broncos might have to tend to the mood inside their locker room, reckons Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post. Legwold also sees the team making moves both to win now with Peyton Manning and also down the road.

Kansas City Chiefs

In a break from the past, the Chiefs appear to be spenders this offseason, says Joel Thorman at Arrowhead Pride.

Newly hired assistant Brad Childress will be the Chiefs' spread game analyst and work on special projects, the AP reports.

Oakland Raiders

Steve Corkran at the Oakland Tribune wonders if, by balking at demands he take a pay cut, Carson Palmer is forcing the Raiders' hand.

Rob Rang of CBSSports.com analyzes five prospects the Raiders should consider in the draft.

San Diego Chargers

Free-agent wide receiver Micheal Spurlock could end up in Dallas, says Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

They team exercised an option that spreads the salary-cap impact of Jared Gaither's release over two years, writes Gehlken. After June 1, Gaither will cost $2 million against the 2013 salary cap. In 2014, the remaining $4 million of Gaither's prorated bonus will count as dead money.