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Around the AFC West: Broncos' Ray - "I don't see anything less than Defensive Rookie of the Year"

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


Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning sends gift package to family of teen killed by a drunk driver

Broncos rookie linebacker Shane Ray is eyeing the defensive rookie of the year award

Chiefs fans are familiar with Shane Ray, the former Missouri Tiger who is now a member of the Denver Broncos.

This week, at the NFL Rookie Symposium, Ray shared his lofty ambitions for the 2015 season.

"I don't see anything less than Defensive Rookie of the Year," Ray told Around the NFL. "I mean that's my goal."

For what it's worth, Ray, as a junior in 2014, was named the SEC's Defensive Player of the Year.

Read Around the NFL's full piece here.

In response to Manning trade rumors this week, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport joined the Rich Eisen Show to discuss

San Diego Chargers

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco joined

Second-year running back Branden Oliver spoke to the newest Chargers at the NFL Rookie Symposium

Branden Oliver, the second-year running back and a breakout story for the Chargers in 2014, spoke to Chargers first-year players at the Rookie Symposium this week for 45 minutes.

"I shed some light on those guys on what I went through last year, and what they could expect," Oliver told "I told them how different the media is.  In college, you might do an interview once or twice every other week.  But in the NFL, the media is in the locker room everyday throughout the week.  So you always have to be ready.  They'll ask you certain questions, and some reporters ask questions out of the ordinary."

One of Oliver's three touchdowns in 2014 came against the Chiefs in the final game of the season, one in which the Chiefs won, 19-7.

Read the full story on Oliver's visit to the symposium here. Lists Its 10 Takeaways from the team's offseason workout program

Oakland Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr shows arm accuracy on personal instagram account

Raiders OC Bill Musgrave said that the team still has "long way to go"

Scott Bair of CSNCalifornia caught up with Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave this week, and Mugrave explained that while he believes Oakland has progressed, there is still room for improvement headed into camp next month.

"We made some strides, but we have a long way to go," Musgrave told Bair. We have our moments, but we have to be much more consistent. I think we all recognize and acknowledge that. That will be our goal, of course, going up there to training camp so we can get good in a hurry."

Read the full article here.

Raiders training camp position battles: tight ends

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