AFC West News and Rumors
nytimes.com Updated 10 hours agoWith three N.F.L. teams vying to move to the same city, studies criticize one proposal for a stadium in Inglewood, Calif.Upvote Share TweetThe LaMarr Woodley era in Oakland is over after a year, as expected.Upvote Share Tweet
Ex-Raider Kaluka Maiava serving 15 days in jail for assaultprofootballtalk.com Mar 1 (yesterday)Kaluka Maiava, a free agent linebacker who started two games for the Raiders last season, is currently in jail in Hawaii for assault. Maiava turned himself in Monday afternoon to the Maui Community Correctional Center to begin serving a 15-day jail term…Upvote Share TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Linebacker Justin Houston was named 2014 Most Valuable Player and De'Anthony Thomas rookie of the year by the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday. Cornerback Gary Green, who played for the Chiefs from 1977 through 1983, is this year’s ent…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Feb 28 (yesterday)Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller thinks Wade Phillips is just the defensive coordinator to let him make the most of his talents. Miller told the team’s website that he thinks the new defense Phillips is installing will let him do what he does best,…Upvote Share Tweet
A closer look at RB draft prospectsESPN.com Feb 28 (yesterday)In need of an every-down running back, should they let Ryan Mathews go in free agency, the San Diego Chargers picked a good year to find one in this year’s draft. “You can get those guys pretty much at any point in the draft that you want because there’…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Feb 28 (yesterday)With two days to go until the window closes for using the franchise tag and no indication that any of the primary candidates for the tag are poised to strike a long-term deal, one of the biggest names due to hit the market most likely won’t. It’s a “saf…Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos have stuck to the profile in free agencyENGLEWOOD, Colo. – As teams around the league continue to jettison veteran players to take some contracts off the books in advance of the formal opening of free agency, the Denver Broncos will always take a look at the list if they believe a player will…Upvote Share Tweet
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Does new year mean new free-agency approach, success for Raiders?The Reggie McKenzie era with the Oakland Raiders is at a crossroads. McKenzie, entering his fourth season as the team’s general manager, is either going to start winning and prove he deserves to keep his job as the Raiders’ primary football decision-mak…Upvote Share Tweet
Free-agency breakdown: Terrance KnightonENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Denver Broncos have one of the longer lists of free agents in the league and just under two weeks out from the formal opening of the NFL’s festival of checks, it’s a good time to take a one-a-day look at some of the impending Bron…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Feb 26 (3 days ago)The Raiders are reportedly parting ways with one of their starters in the secondary. Oakland will release strong safety Tyvon Branch, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported Thursday night. When healthy, Branch has been a productive starter, notching…Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders set to have more than $53 million in cap roomESPN.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)NFL free agency begins in 12 days and the Oakland Raiders will be flush with salary-cap room for the second straight year. According to ESPN resources, the Raiders are currently set to have $53,280,995 in salary-cap room when free agency starts, and Oak…Upvote Share TweetTight end Anthony Fasano was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, saving the club about $2 million against their salary cap.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)Here are some thoughts of why it would be beneficial and not beneficial for the Oakland Raiders to sign inside linebacker A.J. Hawk. He was cut Wednesday by the Green Bay Packers after nine seasons. PROS Familiarity: Oakland general manager Reggie McKen…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)Plenty of eyes are on Los Angeles right now with the Rams, Chargers and Raiders all in the mix for a move to the City of Angels and we’ll be turning our attention in that direction during Thursday’s PFT Live. NFL executive V.P. of NFL ventures and busin…Upvote Share Tweet
For Peyton, what does “restructuring” mean?profootballtalk.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)OK, so the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning are working on a restructuring. But what does that really mean? (I’d be a lot more productive if I simply flagged the questions and didn’t spend time trying to answer them.) Typically, there are two type…Upvote Share TweetTen NFL teams are currently falling shy of minimum cash spending requirements agreed upon in the 2011 collective bargaining agreement. The CBA calls for teams to spend 89 percent of the salary cap in cash over the span of four seasons. The current four-…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Feb 25 (4 days ago)We’ve known the Broncos want Peyton Manning back. And we know Manning wants to play some more. Now, they’re working on the numbers to make that happen. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos and Manning are working on revising his contra…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Chiefs likely to ask Mike DeVito to take a pay cutprofootballtalk.com Feb 25 (5 days ago)It’s the time of year when teams offer players the option to take a pay cut or get cut and it looks like defensive end Mike DeVito will be weighing those options in Kansas City. DeVito missed 15 games last season after tearing his Achilles in the season…Upvote Share Tweet
Inside The Huddle: Free AgencyFeb 26John Clayton shows why the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars have to invest heavily in free agency.
Inglewood Clears Path For $2 Billion StadiumFeb 25Dan Graziano discusses whether Inglewood's approved stadium plans increase the likelihood that the Rams will return to Los Angeles.
San Diego Speeds Up Stadium PlanFeb 24Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams talks about the team forcing San Diego's hand with its plan to possibly move to Los Angeles.
Broncos Free Agency Coming Into FocusFeb 24ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold talks about the team's free agents and who might be moving on.
On Los Angeles, St. Louis and How It All Shakes OutMar 2I’m like everybody else with this Los Angeles thing. I’m on page 24 of a 300-page book, and it’s not all that interesting so far. But I hear the end is compelling, so I’d rather speed past the next 230 pages and go straight to the climax. Tell me what t…
Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars must be big free-agency spenders -- …Mar 1John Clayton's mailbag: The Raiders and Jaguars are lagging behind the minimum spending threshold, so they have to be big players in free agency.
ESPN NowFeb 26S Mike Mitchell's restructuring will save the Steelers more than $2.4M of cap room, a source tells ESPN's John Clayton. Mitchell converted a $2M roste...
Mock Draft: Post-CombineFeb 25Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly, now with the Eagles, once said Marcus Mariota is “the most talented kid I coached in college.” (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Let the silly season begin! And let me kick it off, right here! With a nod to the “Fine Fifteen” s…