The team has opened negotiations to give punter Britton Colquitt a contract extension, writes Mike Klis of the Denver Post. Colquitt had a net average of 42.1 yards per punt and he placed 27 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line last season.
Brandon Moree of DenverBroncos.com has highlights from Day 8 of training camp.
Cornerback Champ Bailey knows a position switch to safety is in his future, writes the AP's Eddie Pells. "You’ve got to look at history," Bailey said. "Ronnie Lott. Rod Woodson. Aeneas Williams. They all did it, and they all did it before I did. History says this is about that time. I understand that and I’m not naive about it."
Kansas City Chiefs
In an effort to lose weight, nose tackle Dontari Poe has given up barbecue, writes Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. "It might be the hardest thing I’ve had to do since I’ve been here," said Poe.
Receiver Jon Baldwin, a first-round pick in 2011, has been plagued by dropped passes early on in camp, the AP reports.
The Chiefs made a few roster moves Thursday, adding offensive tackle Mike Tepper and cornerback Kamaal McIlwain.
"Setting the edge" isn't the most glamorous part of a defensive end's job, but it's a task that suits Oakland's Jason Hunter just fine, writes Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group. "Basically, setting an edge is getting an extension on that tackle and knocking him back, that way it stops the line of scrimmage so the (running) back can't just get to the edge, and it forces him back inside to where the help is," Hunter said.
Tracy Porter says he's moved past having his jersey number taken away from him and given to Charles Woodson, writes Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. "The jersey situation is what it is," Porter said. "It got some attention because I spoke out about it. I didn’t like the way it was handled, but whatever man. I’m not going to leave camp because my jersey number was switched."
After coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday that the team didn't have a go-to receiver yet, Denarius Moore rose to the challenge. On Thursday, Moore had a great day of practice and earned praise from Allen, who said Moore "clearly responded to the challenge,” writes Bair.
San Diego Chargers
The Chargers' defensive line has lots of potential, but it is definitely short on experience, writes U-T San Diego's Kevin Acee.
U-T San Diego's Chris Jenkins takes a look at tight end John Phillips, who signed as a free agent after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Dallas Cowboys. "I was just looking for something new, looking to establish myself,” said Phillips. “Hopefully, I can get out here and be more versatile in this offense. Maybe I can carve out a role for myself where I can catch more balls."
Running back Ronnie Brown thinks he can make some waves in coach Mike McCoy's offense, writes Ricky Henne of Chargers.com. McCoy "offers me opportunities to do some different things besides just running the ball," Brown said. "He accentuates the things you’re good at, so I’m going to be involved in the passing game and get to show my versatility as a back, what I’m capable of doing and what I’m comfortable doing."