Links: Praise for Chiefs QB Alex Smith

Denver Broncos

The Broncos coaxed Ryan Lilja out of retirement to help fill a void created following a season-ending knee injury to Dan Koppen.

The Denver Post looks at what an up-tempo Broncos offense would look like.

Kansas City Chiefs

Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star writes: "If third-year receiver Jonathan Baldwin fails to play up to his potential this season as a much-needed complement to No. 1 target Dwayne Bowe, it won’t be for lack of conditioning."

Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson speaks very highly of starting quarterback Alex Smith.

Oakland Raiders

Getting Jacoby Ford back on the field is important for the Raiders.

The team added depth to its defensive line Wednesday with the acquisition of defensive tackle Myles Wade.

San Diego Chargers

The changes made to the Pro Bowl format that were announced Wednesday didn't alter safety Eric Weddle's opinion of the game.

Dwight Freeney on his famous spin move: "If it's not there anymore, I'll be done. It's always good to bring it out during camp to see if I can still do it. But I know I was born to do that. I'll probably stop running straight before I stop spinning."