Evening AFC West notes: Raiders are busy

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Catching up on a busy night in the AFC West.

The Raiders were chock full of news as coach Tom Cable addressed the media Wednesday in preparation of the team's start of training camp Thursday. Here are some of the significant nuggets:

  • Cable all but said the Raiders won't pursue free agent quarterback Michael Vick.

  • Defensive end Derrick Burgess did not report to camp. He is now subject to fines. Burgess wants a pay raise and he has lost playing time due to the addition of Greg Ellis. This may have an ugly ending.

  • Top pick Darrius Heyward-Bey was not in camp in time, but the team is hopeful he will be signed soon. Heyward-Bey was the No. 7 overall draft pick.

  • Cable didn't completely rule out quarterback Jeff Garcia becoming the starter. Still, it is clear Cable wants JaMarcus Russell to succeed.

  • Cable suggested backup quarterback Andrew Walter will soon be released.

  • The Raiders put oft-injured receiver Javon Walker on the physically unable to perform list. He had offseason knee surgery.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs signed sixth-round pick Quinten Lawrence, according to the Kansas City Chiefs. There are seven unsigned draft picks in the AFC West, including all five draft rounders.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson will likely avoid a league suspension in 2009 stemming form a January arrest for DUI.

Larry Johnson's words about the new regime in Kansas City should be encouraging to Chiefs fans.