Hansen Hype: Must-Read AFC West Links, July 25 Edition

Christopher HansenNFL AnalystJuly 25, 2012

ENGLEWOOD, CO - MAY 21:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws during organized team activities at Dove Valley on May 21, 2012 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Veteran training camp has arrived in the AFC West! The Denver Broncos are the first team to report to training camp, with the Chiefs and Chargers veterans tomorrow and the Raiders trickling in on Saturday and Sunday.

In today's links, plenty of pre-camp analysis and rookie camp reports with a little statistical analysis sprinkled on top. 



The Broncos will report to training camp today, with the first practice starting at 8:50 a.m. tomorrow, according to the team's official website. 

B/R Senior Analyst Jason Muckley believes the secondary is the most improved group in Denver. He'd be right if the quarterback position wasn't also a group.

Syd'Quan Thompson could be part of the improvement of the secondary, and he welcomes the veteran competition (via DenverBroncos.com).

Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post doesn't think Jim Leonhard is needed to help the secondary unless there is an injury.

Broncos cheerleaders are in Cancun. That is all. 


Kansas City

For fans looking for a training camp practice schedule, the Chiefs have made that available on their official website. The first practice is Friday, July 27, 2012 at 3:20 p.m.

According the Kansas City Star, Scott Pioli expects Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry and Tony Moeaki to practice Friday. All three had ACL injuries last year.



Tyvon Branch is at it again. This time showing up as the best at defending a wide receiver screen, according to ProFootballFocus.

The Raiders are taking their time signing Tony Bergstrom and Juron Criner, as they are the two lowest unsigned draftees in the NFL. Paul Gutierrez or CSN Bay Area wonders, what's the holdup?


San Diego

The Chargers will give Melvin Ingram a chance to rush inside, according the the North County Times. It doesn't sound like that's where the team feels he will be the most successful, but they are willing to let him try.

According to the North County Times, Charlie Whitehurst and Phillip Rivers picked up where they left off two years ago.

The Bleacher Report dream team has the Chargers' best- and worst-case scenarios in 2012.