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Around the AFC West: Broncos Put Spotlight on Former Jayhawk, Chris Harris Jr.

A roundup of this week’s headlines around the AFC West division


Here are your latest headlines from the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.

The Broncos begin their training camp on Friday, July 31.

In a three-part video series at, the story of former Kansas Jayhawk cornerback Chris Harris, Jr. is told through the eyes of Harris and those closest to him.

The video series is titled, "The Underdog." Watch Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.


The Chargers begin their training camp on Thursday, July 30.

As they head into camp, the Chargers defense is hoping to carry over the momentum from an impressive second half of the season in the red zone.

"Following last season's Week 8 loss to the Denver Broncos, the Chargers ranked last in red zone defense.  At the midpoint, they were allowing the opposition to score 78.9% of the time they crossed the 20.

However, over the second half of the season, no team was better in the red zone than (Chargers) Defensive Coordinator John Pagano's unit. By year's end, the Chargers ranked 12th overall in red zone defense, allowing the opposition to score just 51.9% on the season."


The Raiders begin their training camp on Friday, July 31.

Former Alabama receiver Amari Cooper was selected by the Raiders with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Tim Brown, the former Raiders' receiver who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 8, recently spoke about Cooper, via

"This guy is just a superb, great receiver and I think he's going to be dominant Day 1. I saw him at the Heisman deal and I told him then that I hope he's still there when the Raiders pick, because there was no way they could bypass him. I just thought that he was that great of a not-miss-type pick. I can't wait to see him Day 1. I think this guy is going to be great. He just has to get used to playing 20 games now."

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