Training camp preview: Rest of the AFC West 

click to enlarge Peyton Manning and the Broncos will hope for a more balanced offense with a hopefully improved running game. - AP FILE PHOTO
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  • Peyton Manning and the Broncos will hope for a more balanced offense with a hopefully improved running game.

DENVER BRONCOS

OPEN CAMP: Wednesday

CAMP NEEDS: Broncos need defensive stalwarts Von Miller (ACL), Chris Harris Jr. (ACL), Kevin Vickerson (hip) and Rahim Moore (leg) to return to form after watching Super Bowl from sideline. With LT Ryan Clady (foot) back and Zane Beadles gone, Broncos juggled O-line, moving Chris Clark to RT and shifting Orlando Franklin inside to LG.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

OPEN CAMP: Thursday

CAMP NEEDS: Chiefs need to settle on starting offensive line, particularly RG, where Rokevious Watkins has been suspended four games for violating league's substance abuse policy. Competition at WR figures to be stiff behind Dwayne Bowe, and jobs at FS and CB will be up for grabs. Watch for contract negotiations involving QB Alex Smith and LB Justin Houston; both can become free agents after season.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

OPEN CAMP: Thursday

CAMP NEEDS: Improving pass defense, among worst in NFL in 2013. Biggest competition should be at cornerback, where free agents Brandon Flowers and Brandon Ghee will compete with Shareece Wright and top draft pick Jason Verrett. Bolts also looking to sort out depth chart at OLB, where Dwight Freeney returns from injury-shortened season and Jerry Attaochu joins team as second-round draft pick. Chargers eager to see how rookie NT Ryan Carethers does. — AP

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