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AFC West Roundup: Where Denver's rivals sit after Combine

Kansas City Chiefs (2016 record: 12-4)

The release of Jamaal Charles and Derrick Johnson's second Achilles injury of his career require addressing and they could add another great corner to complement Marcus Peters. On the flip side, the Chiefs wrapped up a few big moves before free agency, signing safety Eric Berry and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to long-term contracts.

What they said at the Combine:

On re-signing Eric Berry and Duvernay-Tardif: "[Eric Berry is] a very special person. Not only as a football player, but as an individual. I think that when you do a deal of this magnitude, it symbolizes what he is, what he means to the organization and what kind of leader he is within the building. He is a very beloved figure in Kansas City and will be here for a long time." – general manager John Dorsey

Andrew Mason's free agency countdown concludes with a talented crop of safeties. (Associated Press)

"It's great for your locker room, I'm stating the obvious because he's one of our team leaders and really the heartbeat of that defense and so and we've got some great leaders on our team but Eric's a special guy that way, really he makes people around him better so he's just one of those guys so all of that's a positive so you're getting a great football player and you've got him for a few years which is a positive." – head coach Andy Reid

"[Duvernay-Tardif] is incredibly disciplined and he is very smart to grasp concepts and the football components of it. I think [Chiefs offensive line coach] Andy Heck has done a great job of kind of showing him how to grow and nurture into the position and then when you combine that, he really is an explosive athlete. I know it's probably hard for you to imagine a 320-pound guy being an athlete, but he's pretty good at it." - Dorsey

On releasing Jamaal Charles: "Jamaal's one of my favorite guys that I've had a chance to coach. You know he did everything for us from running inside, you know he's not a very big guy but he's fearless, he ran inside, had the speed outside, world class speed to turn the corner. Had great hands and on top of that he's a great kid and just dirty tough so you hate that situation that whether he decides to play or not, he doesn't need to, he's got a great legacy and he could leave if he stopped playing today. But we all do get older and that's the way the National Football League is so I wish him the best in everything he does, a future Hall of Famer too." - Reid

Oakland Raiders (12-4)'s top position needs: LB, CB, RB

The Raiders could invest heavily in their defense this offseason to improve a group that ranked last in yards per play allowed.

What they said at the Combine:

"I think, [general manager] Reggie [McKenzie] and I look at it, look at our roster, know our roster best, know that first and then decide how we want to piece it together — what we can get done in the draft, what we can get done in free agency and put together a plan. That's how we've done in the last couple of years and I imagine we'll do it exactly the same way this year.

"We made a couple changes to the staff this year. We were able to elevate from within on offense and Todd Downing is our new offensive coordinator. Really excited about what Todd brings. The system will remain the same. Some minor tweaks of course, which occur every year. But really feel like he's a great young talent and he's done a great job with our quarterbacks." – head coach Jack Del Rio

Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)'s top position needs: OL, DL, DB

On defense, the Chargers could improve around their pass-rushing duo of Melvin Ingram (who just received the franchise tag) and Joey Bosa, shoring up the rushing and passing defense. On offensive line, injuries have often derailed the unit's production over the past few seasons. With new head coach Anthony Lynn, the road-graders up front could get some more help.

What they said at the Combine:


On Ingram receiving the tag and his future:** "We'll keep working with his representatives on it [a long-term contract]. We know Melvin was a priority with us this offseason — him as a player, the position he plays, what he's done for us. Pass rushers are very important in this league. If we didn't have Melvin Ingram, we'd have a pretty big hole as a pass rusher. It was important to get him back with us. We put the franchise tag on him right now, and we'll continue to talk with him. We still have time until July 15 to work on a long-term deal." – general manager Tom Telesco

"He's a big piece of the puzzle. He's an outstanding pass rusher, but he plays the run well. His stats – I think he had 8.5 sacks or something like that – but when you look at his impact on the game, his quarterback hits, hit pressures, he just did an outstanding job. I love the way he plays the game." – head coach Anthony Lynn

On what the Chargers' offensive philosophy will be: "We're going to take whatever they give us. I want to be balanced. In personnel, in run, in pass, I want to be balanced. If you want to stack the box, we definitely have a quarterback that can throw it. If you want to play coverage, we definitely have a running game. … I want to be balanced. You never know. If I have to throw it 50 times to win, I'll do it. If you have to run it 50 times to win, I'll do that too." - Lynn

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