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Know the Enemy Daily Links 7/17: Justin Houston expected at Chiefs camp, Julius Thomas is no Jimmy Graham

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Jeff Zelevansky

AFC West

Broncos:

John Elway: Julius Thomas not due Graham-sized deal - NFL.com

Julius Thomas had a breakout year for the Denver Broncos in 2013, but John Elway isn't using Jimmy Graham's recent deal as a road map for Thomas' ongoing contract negotiations.

Broncos continuing contract talks with Demaryius and Julius Thomas - Mile High Report

Sounds like the Broncos are working hard to lock both of these guys up.

Chiefs:

Justin Houston expected at Kansas City Chiefs training camp per Yahoo! Sports - Arrowhead Pride

KC Chiefs LB Justin Houston IS expected to attend the Kansas City Chiefs 2014 training camp, according to one report from Yahoo! Sports.

Another Von Miller comparison for Kansas City Chiefs LB Dee Ford - Arrowhead Pride

KC Chiefs rookie LB Dee Ford can add another Von Miller comparison to his collection.

Chargers:

Does size matter in secondary? Bolts say no - ESPN

The San Diego Chargers bucked the trend of playoff-caliber teams adding bigger cornerbacks to their defenses this past off-season.

32 to 1: No. 16 Chargers need to turn up the heat right from Week 1 - FoxSports

In a division with Super Bowl contenders Kansas City and Denver and much improved Oakland, San Diego will need to be more than just a second-half team. The Chargers need to bring it from Week 1.

NFL

Calvin Johnson tops preseason list of best receivers - NFL.com

Throughout the summer, Around The League will roll out the power rankings for each specific position. Here are the wide receivers.

Troubled players need support, not exile from organization, peers - Sporting News

Numerous reports of athletes receiving suspensions for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy have surfaced recently. In some cases, the players are repeat offenders, garnering longer suspensions. All these situations are very unfortunate.