AFC West notes

New San Diego pass-rusher Dwight Freeney is comfortable with how the Chargers plan to use him. San Diego employs a 3-4 defense, while Freeney has excelled in 4-3 looks. However, the Chargers are multiple on passing downs and it should easily put Freeney in a position where he is comfortable.

ESPN.com columnist Jeffri Chadiha explains what new Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith offers his new teammates.

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said he talked to Oakland coach Dennis Allen, who was once on Payton’s staff, about doing a combined workout in the days prior to the Raiders’ preseason game in New Orleans on Aug. 16. However, Payton said he doesn’t think the Raiders are going to do it.