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Around the AFC West: LaDainian Tomlinson Will Have Number Retired During Chiefs-Chargers Game

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


Denver Broncos

The Broncos held their mandatory minicamp this week

Former Missouri Tiger Shane Ray is learning from two of the game's best at his position

Ray has joined two Pro Bowl defensive ends in Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, two players he said he looked up to before being drafted by the Broncos in early May.

"It's very helpful to me, especially as a rookie," Ray **told the Associated Press*, "because I get to see from the eyes of two Pro Bowlers and how they view things, and now I can apply it to myself."*

Read the full article on how Ray is fitting in here.

  • *Head coach Gary Kubiak wraps up Broncos minicamp with press conference

"I thought it was really good," Kubiak said in his closing press conference. "We had a purpose and that purpose was to work our older players very very hard in individual, do a lot of conditioning work, individual work.

"We got a lot of teaching done from a walkthrough standpoint and yet, our young players got a bunch of reps late in the day."

Watch Kubiak's full press conference here.

San Diego Chargers

Chargers sign DL Corey Liuget to a multi-year extension

Melvin Gordon: "I like Danny (Woodhead) a lot"

The Chargers' first-round pick was asked who he's been looking up to as he adjusts to the pro game and San Diego's offseason workouts.

"I like Danny (Woodhead)," Gordon told "I like Danny a lot. He brings so much energy every day. He comes out here with a smile on his face every day and he just has fun with what he does.

"You have to respect that and you have to feed off that. He's a smart player. He's like a coach almost."

Watch the full interview here.

The Chargers will retire LaDainian Tomlinson's No. 21 number in game against the Chiefs

Oakland Raiders

The Raiders held mandatory minicamp this week

Quarterback Derek Carr returned to throwing on the field

Carr had been dealing with an injured finger, but he returned to the practice field this week, per the Associated Press.

"I just had to go through the necessary process of what everyone believed we should do and I just trusted in our team and knew that what my teammates were telling me, 'We're not going to win games right now. Just relax,'" Carr said. "It was so minor that it got blown up so much."

Read the full article here.

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio speaks to the media regarding his thoughts on how minicamp went

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