AFC West News and Rumors

  • On Pro Football: In Los Angeles, Stadiums Battle Heats Up

    On Pro Football: In Los Angeles, Stadiums Battle Heats Up

    nytimes.com Updated 10 hours ago
    With three N.F.L. teams vying to move to the same city, studies criticize one proposal for a stadium in Inglewood, Calif.
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  • Report: Raiders set to cut linebacker Woodley

    Report: Raiders set to cut linebacker Woodley

    The LaMarr Woodley era in Oakland is over after a year, as expected.
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  • Ex-Raider Kaluka Maiava serving 15 days in jail for assault

    Ex-Raider Kaluka Maiava serving 15 days in jail for assault

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • Justin Houston, D'Anthony Thomas honored; Gary Green picked for…

    Justin Houston, D'Anthony Thomas honored; Gary Green picked for Chiefs hall

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    KANSAS 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…
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  • Von Miller: Wade Phillips will make Denver’s defense more aggre…

    Von Miller: Wade Phillips will make Denver’s defense more aggressive

    profootballtalk.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,…
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  • A closer look at RB draft prospects

    A closer look at RB draft prospects

    ESPN.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’…
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  • “Safe bet” Demaryius Thomas will be tagged

    “Safe bet” Demaryius Thomas will be tagged

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • Broncos have stuck to the profile in free agency

    Broncos have stuck to the profile in free agency

    ESPN.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    ENGLEWOOD, 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…
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  • Top Off Your Batteries With These Discounted Anker Chargers

    Top Off Your Batteries With These Discounted Anker Chargers

    deadspin.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    Anker makes some of the highest-rated gadget charging gear on the market, their products are among the most popular we've ever posted , and today, they're having a nice little sale on Amazon. The four included items are listed below; just be sure to not…
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  • Does new year mean new free-agency approach, success for Raider…

    Does new year mean new free-agency approach, success for Raiders?

    ESPN.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    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…
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  • Free-agency breakdown: Terrance Knighton

    Free-agency breakdown: Terrance Knighton

    ESPN.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    ENGLEWOOD, 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…
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  • Report: Raiders releasing safety Tyvon Branch

    Report: Raiders releasing safety Tyvon Branch

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • Raiders set to have more than $53 million in cap room

    Raiders set to have more than $53 million in cap room

    ESPN.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…
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  • Chiefs release veteran tight end Fasano

    Chiefs release veteran tight end Fasano

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    Tight end Anthony Fasano was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, saving the club about $2 million against their salary cap.
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  • Pros and cons of Raiders pursuing A.J. Hawk

    Pros and cons of Raiders pursuing A.J. Hawk

    ESPN.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…
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  • PFT Live: NFL exec Eric Grubman on L.A., Bengals/Steelers offse…

    PFT Live: NFL exec Eric Grubman on L.A., Bengals/Steelers offseason to-do lists

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • For Peyton, what does “restructuring” mean?

    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…
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  • Raiders, Panthers among 10 teams in need of increasing cash spe…

    Raiders, Panthers among 10 teams in need of increasing cash spending

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    Ten 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-…
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  • Report: Broncos and Peyton Manning working on restructuring

    Report: Broncos and Peyton Manning working on restructuring

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • Report: Chiefs likely to ask Mike DeVito to take a pay cut

    Report: Chiefs likely to ask Mike DeVito to take a pay cut

    profootballtalk.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…
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  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Free Agency 00:52

    Inside The Huddle: Free Agency

    Feb 26
    John Clayton shows why the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars have to invest heavily in free agency.
  • Video - Inglewood Clears Path For $2 Billion Stadium 02:46

    Inglewood Clears Path For $2 Billion Stadium

    Feb 25
    Dan Graziano discusses whether Inglewood's approved stadium plans increase the likelihood that the Rams will return to Los Angeles.
  • Video - San Diego Speeds Up Stadium Plan 01:13

    San Diego Speeds Up Stadium Plan

    Feb 24
    Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams talks about the team forcing San Diego's hand with its plan to possibly move to Los Angeles.
  • Video - Broncos Free Agency Coming Into Focus 01:11

    Broncos Free Agency Coming Into Focus

    Feb 24
    ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold talks about the team's free agents and who might be moving on.

Sports Columnists

  • On Los Angeles, St. Louis and How It All Shakes Out

    Mar 2
    I’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 1
    John 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 Now

    Feb 26
    S 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-Combine

    Feb 25
    Former 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…