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Around the AFC West with SB Nation

News and notes from around SB Nation on the Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs and Raiders.

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The Arizona Cardinals take on the AFC West in 2018 and they are one of the most intriguing divisions in the NFL.

Let’s take a look around the AFC West with SB Nation.

Los Angeles Chargers via Bolts from the Blues

BFTB Mailbag 2.0 - Bolts From The Blue
It’s a mailbag, but better

Derwin James Showing Leadership, Melvin Ingram Says “Not Just Yet.” - Bolts From The Blue
"Slow down, Youngblood."

ESPN: Keenan Allen a Clear-cut Number One Wideout - Bolts From The Blue
Keenan Allen was viewed as on of the best wide receivers heading into 2018 season according to ESPN reporters.

Keenan Allen Posted Two of the Top Five Grades by a WR in 2017 - Bolts From The Blue
Take a bow, Keenan Allen

Rookie Report Card: Feeney Should Be A Presence For Years To Come - Bolts From The Blue
A look back at 2017 third-round pick Dan Feeney’s rookie season.

Chargers Offensive Line Ranks 23rd in the NFL by Pro Football Focus - Bolts From The Blue
With two new starters, it’s not surprising to see the once-struggling unit have some doubters.

Denver Broncos via Mile High Report

Denver Broncos roster 2018: Guard Ronald Leary - Mile High Report
We continue our roster review series with Ronald Leary. He is one of the most talented players on the Broncos offense and a key to the offensive line’s success.

Brendan Langley has enormous upside at cornerback for the Broncos - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos selected Brendan Langley in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. While he is rough around the edges and needs quite a bit of development, he has enormous long-term potential for the franchise at the cornerback position.

Derek Wolfe: No more pointing fingers - Mile High Report
The accountability is real this offseason, and the defensive end is genuinely excited about the team, the quarterback, the rookies and his own health — as he tells Orange & Blue Radio.

Denver Broncos roster 2018: Tackle Cyrus Kouandjio - Mile High Report
Cyrus Kouandijo, a fifth year tackle, is a contender for the swing tackle role with the Denver Broncos in 2018.

Brandon Marshall is due for a bounce back year in 2018 - Mile High Report
After struggling with, and playing through injury in 2017, hopefully Brandon Marshall can play this upcoming season at full strength

Broncos’ 2018 NFL Draft showed tendency towards maturity and leadership - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos focused on maturity and leadership when drafting players in 2018.

Denver Broncos roster 2018: Guard Connor McGovern - Mile High Report
Denver Broncos third-year guard Connor McGovern should make some big leaps after getting much needed game experience last season.

Denver Broncos Roster 2018: Quarterback Paxton Lynch - Mile High Report
Paxton Lynch will be playing for his career with the Broncos in 2018.

Denver Broncos are lacking offensive weapons according to ESPN - Mile High Report
Bill Barnwell whiffed on his attempt to rank offensive weapons in the NFL.

Denver Broncos pass blocking was horrendous in 2017 - Mile High Report
Just how bad was it? It was about as bad as it could get.

Denver Broncos offensive line looking a lot better heading into 2018 - Mile High Report
According to Pro Football Focus, the Denver Broncos offensive line is finally starting to get better on the right side.

Kansas City Chiefs via Arrowhead Pride

KC Chiefs News: Rob Gronkowski or Travis Kelce? - Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs headlines for Monday, July 9.

Supplemental draft prospect Sam Beal and how he fits with KC Chiefs - Arrowhead Pride
Considered a potential top-50 selection in the 2019 draft class, Beal enters the supplemental draft process after losing eligibility due to academic issues.

Two Kansas City Chiefs make Pro Football Weekly’s elite 50 list - Arrowhead Pride
Eric Berry makes the list after being snubbed on the NFL’s Top 100

KC Chiefs were one of four teams to talk to this supplemental draft propect - Arrowhead Pride
A quick look at potential Chiefs 2018 Supplemental Draft Pick, Adonis Alexander

Bill Barnwell: Chiefs have No. 1 arsenal of running and receiving weapons in the NFL - Arrowhead Pride
Barnwell ranked all 32 teams in his piece for ESPN

Kansas City Chiefs are building a version of Sammy Watkins the NFL has never seen before - Arrowhead Pride
I’m working on a theory. Hear me out, OK?

Maybe Sammy Watkins’ infamous April tweet about being a reptilian solar being isn’t so far off, after all.

I’m a whole different species im convince im...

KC Chiefs borrowed a college play that led to touchdown in ‘17 Patriots opener - Arrowhead Pride
Kareem Hunt’s 78-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots came straight out of the North Dakota State playbook, per ESPN

KC Chiefs News: Where does Patrick Mahomes land on the QB power rankings? - Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs headlines for Friday, July 13 (spooky).

Should Kansas City Chiefs fans be more worried about the offensive line? - Arrowhead Pride
Yes, yes you should.

Building the offense for Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes: no huddle - Arrowhead Pride
One of the more exciting parts of the upcoming Patrick Mahomes Chiefs offense

Oakland Raiders via Silver and Black Pride

How Reggie McKenzie’s drafting stacks up with other AFC West GMs - Silver And Black Pride
The life of an NFL general manager is a busy one, and they have many duties to perform to ensure their team is competitive. They must sign free agents, negotiate contracts, run a full scouting...

TMZ Report: Gareon Conley suing woman who accused him of rape - Silver And Black Pride
Gareon Conley was at the top of the world last year a few weeks before the 2017 NFL Draft. He was getting ready to be a high first round pick, he had endorsement offers coming in, and he was about...

Several Raiders who could be embarking on farewell tour in Silver and Black - Silver And Black Pride
Since the dawn of free agency, one simple axiom has rang true for fans of every football team: Players will come to your team, and players will leave your team. No front office will pay out...

Key Raiders training camp matchups: Maurice Hurst vs Kelechi Osemele - Silver And Black Pride
How the matchup of Maurice Hurst vs Kelechi Osemele in training camp affects the Oakland Raiders going forward

Carr or Garoppolo: Comparing the two QBs in the Bay - Silver And Black Pride
Which Bay Area Quarterback would you rather build your team around?

Carr, Irvin find NFL’s PED snitch policy hilarious - Silver And Black Pride
Recently, Pro Football Talk pundit Mike Florio was reviewing the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy following the upheld suspension of New England receiver Julian Edelman. Florio came across...

Raiders need to re-sign NaVorro Bowman as soon as they take care of Khalil Mack - Silver And Black Pride
NaVorro Bowman was the best Oakland Raiders defensive player not named Khalil Mack last year so they need to bring him back instead of settling for Derrick Johnson at the MIKE linebacker.

Raiders goal for Bruce Irvin is double-digit sacks in 2018 - Silver And Black Pride
Defensive Coordinator has lofty goals for Irvin heading into the upcoming season.

Former Raiders LB Miles Burris has new passion for acting - Silver And Black Pride
The life of an NFL athlete can always become quite difficult, especially when one takes into account that many spend their entire lives to get to the NFL but can only stick for a few seasons if...

PFF ranks Raiders offensive line in top ten - Silver And Black Pride
Today, Pro Football Focus released its power rankings of each NFL team’s offensive line. The usual suspects are at the top, including the Eagles, Cowboys and Titans. But the Raiders didn’t fall...

Five Raiders who need to step up in 2018 - Silver And Black Pride
It’s no secret the Raiders had an abysmal 2017 after making the playoffs in 2016. There were plenty of Raiders whose performances dropped off or were simply nonexistent due to various...