Evening AFC West notes

The Kansas City Star reported that linebackers Derrick Johnson and Jovan Belcher were working with the first-team defense and center Casey Wiegmann was the first-team starter during the media availability portion of Monday’s workout.

I can see how all of those decisions make sense, especially Wiegmann. He is a natural anchor and leader for a line.

  • Linebacker Shawne Merriman was among the players who did practice Monday in San Diego. He has an Achilles injury that has been bothering him for weeks. Merriman could be limited at Kansas City on Monday.

  • Denver added offensive lineman Jeff Byers, defensive lineman Lionel Dotson and running back Bruce Hall to the practice squad. Byers was last with Seattle and Dotson was with Miami.