AFC West notes

Three of Oakland’s four preseason dates have been set. It will host Dallas on Aug. 9. It will play at New Orleans on Aug. 16 and at Seattle on Aug. 29. Oakland’s Week 3 home game against Chicago remains TBA. Oakland starts training camp practices July 26.

  • Each team will be represented by a former star when announcing the team’s second- and third-round picks Friday in the draft. Linebacker Randy Gradishar will represent Denver, defensive back Gary Barbaro will represent the Chiefs, defensive back Willie Brown will represent Oakland and defensive back Jim Hill will represent the Chargers.

  • Oakland left tackle Jared Veldheer talked to the Contra Costa Times about the intense workout program he is undergoing this offseason.

  • Here is more talk about the long-talked about potential trade between the Dolphins and Chiefs involving left tackle Branden Albert.