A look at the AFC and NFC West..
- The season-ending injury to Carson Palmer motivated defensive end Allen Bailey to sign a new deal with the Chiefs rather than wait for free agency, writes Peter King of The MMQB. “That was an eye-opener,” the former third-round pick said. “Anything can happen, on any play. I decided to do it now. Plus, this is a great place for me. I love the family atmosphere we have here. We all buy in, and we all work hard. It’s a great bunch of guys.”
- Coach Pete Carroll wouldn’t commit to it, but Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times (via Twitter links) wouldn’t be surprised if the Seahawks sign Lemuel Jeanpierre to fill in for Max Unger at center. Seattle would have to make a roster move to bring Jeanpierre back and if he does return, it wouldn’t be a huge shock to Condotta to see him immediately plugged in at center. As it stands, Patrick Lewis is the only other center on the roster.
- Raiders owner Mark Davis told Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News that L.A. would be a “great option” for his team if a new stadium isn’t going to get built in Oakland, according to CSNBayArea.com. The Raiders have also had flirtations with the city of San Antonio.