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NFL Free Agency: Trent Edwards, Willis McGahee Hope AFC West Is Good For Resurrecting Careers

Some of the new faces you'll be seeing around the AFC West next season hope that it fares much better than their previous locations. That's because players like Willis McGahee and Trent Edwards will both take on significant roles with their new teams -- the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders respectively -- in hopes that the classic change of scenery strategy pays off.

In Denver, they're hoping to revitalize the Broncos once-storied running game under new head coach John Fox. Fox is used to a dynamic two-headed running attack in Carolina where he could call upon DeAngelo Williams or Jonathan Stewart at any time for a fresh dynamic burst. Knowshon Moreno struggled to become the primary back for the Broncos under Josh McDaniels, but now he gets a new start with Fox while also dealing with the competition provided by McGahee, who hasn't broken 700 yards in a season in three seasons.

The Oakland Raiders, meanwhile, are searching for the right answer at the quarterback position, since Jason Campbell didn't quite grasp the position last season -- the very same thing that happened in Washington. So Hue Jackson has decided to bring in Trent Edwards to also compete for the back-up job and possible sub for Campbell in case there are issues. The main problem is Edwards decision making behind a shaky line, the very same thing he's signing up for in Oakland. It's not a bad place to land in hopes of playing time, but the Raiders have a lot of holes.