Hansen Hype: Must-Read AFC West Links, July 26 Edition

Christopher Hansen@ChrisHansenNFLNFL AnalystJuly 26, 2012

ENGLEWOOD, CO - JULY 26:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos leads the quarterbacks in drills during training camp at the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre at Dove Valley on July 26, 2012 in Englewood, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Greetings, football fans! Training camp has finally arrived. Not the talk about training camp, the anticipation of training camp or rookie training camp, but full-blown veteran training camp.

Every team is 0-0, has playoff aspirations and will be hoping to get through training camp healthy and improve its weaknesses through competition and repetition.

Daily links will be your resource for the must-read training camp reports and more.



The Denver Broncos do an amazing job of giving fans a way to connect on their official website. They have posted dozens of items in the last 24 hours.

Among the items posted are videos of interviews with Jacob Tamme, Elvis Dumervil, Tracy Porter, Von Miller and John Fox.


1. Porter plans to communicate with Peyton Manning like he did Drew Brees.

2. Miller spent the offseason doing yoga with Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants.

3. D.J. Williams is not going to get reps with the starters.

4. Dumervil is not commenting on his arrest. 

5. Tamme expects the Broncos to use two tight ends.


Training camp practices are open to the public. Fans started forming the line for entry at 2:30 a.m., and the Broncos had a record crowd at Dove Valley, according to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post.

The Broncos will limit Manning's workload, according to the Denver Post.


Kansas City

The Chiefs announced the signing of their first-round draft pick, Dontari Poe. They report to camp today, and all their rookies are signed. The Chiefs also signed veteran offensive tackle Tony Ugoh .

The Chiefs enter camp better organized than last year, writes Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. 



It's now possible for fans who are not a part of a booster club or a season-ticket holder to attend training camp in Napa. Raiders.com has the details.

Monte Poole of the Contra Costa Times asked Reggie McKenzie about his quarterback's comments and McKenzie agrees: The Raiders are a playoff team.

Tyvon Branch showed up in yet another ProFootballFocus breakdown. This time, it's Branch defending the post and corner routes.

According to ProFootballFocus, Darrius Heyward-Bey should see more red zone targets in 2012.

Steve Wisniewski is no longer the assistant offensive line coach for the Raiders, per a tweet from CBS's Pat Kirwan. ESPN reports that Wisniewski wanted to spend more time with his family.


San Diego

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune calls out general manager A.J. Smith for not signing more players to long-term deals. Maybe he just got burned too many times.

Camp competition is expected to be fierce, writes Scott Bair of the North County Times