AFC West News and Rumors

  • Gates says he’s not looking to play less

    Gates says he’s not looking to play less

    profootballtalk.com Updated 13 hours ago
    Chargers tight end Antonio Gates recently said that, instead of playing “the whole game” in 2015, he’s more likely to play only in those situation where he’s likely to get the ball. He now says he didn’t say what it sounded like he said. “For me, to put…
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  • Wisniewski lands in Jacksonville

    Wisniewski lands in Jacksonville

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    Center Stefen Wisniewski has a new home. Finally. The free-agent lineman, who spent the first four seasons of his career with the Raiders, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Jaguars, via Adam Schefter of ESPN. The decision came after visits and/or d…
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  • Raiders show interest in Adrian Peterson

    Raiders show interest in Adrian Peterson

    profootballtalk.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    If the Vikings are going to trade Adrian Peterson, the Cowboys won’t be the only team interested. The Raiders have also shown interest in Peterson, NFL Network reports. In one important respect, the Raiders actually make more sense than the Cowboys: The…
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  • Raiders work out Vic Beasley in South Carolina

    Raiders work out Vic Beasley in South Carolina

    profootballtalk.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    The Raiders took linebacker Khalil Mack with the fifth pick in last year’s draft and it looks like they got a cornerstone for their defense to build around in the coming years. That wasn’t enough to lift them past the fourth pick in this year’s draft, w…
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  • Report: Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall had foot surgery

    Report: Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall had foot surgery

    profootballtalk.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    The Broncos re-signed linebacker Brandon Marshall as an exclusive rights free agent last week, which was an easy decision for them after Marshall put together a strong 2014 season while starting 13 games. The time Marshall missed came late in the season…
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  • Dallas PD suspends investigation into alleged assault case invo…

    Dallas PD suspends investigation into alleged assault case involving Aqib Talib

    profootballtalk.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Last week, Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was reportedly involved in a Dallas Police Department investigation into an alleged assault that took place at a nightclub early on April 8. Dallas PD never identified Talib or his brother in statements on the in…
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  • Ryan Clady believes he and revamped line can flourish in new of…

    Ryan Clady believes he and revamped line can flourish in new offense

    ESPN.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Ryan Clady believes he and revamped line can flourish in new offense
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  • Sebastian Janikowski enjoying a special anniversary

    Sebastian Janikowski enjoying a special anniversary

    ESPN.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Sebastian Janikowski enjoying a special anniversary
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  • Jamaal Charles says he's nowhere near the finish line

    Jamaal Charles says he's nowhere near the finish line

    ESPN.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Jamaal Charles says he's nowhere near the finish line
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  • No talks between Chiefs, Justin Houston

    No talks between Chiefs, Justin Houston

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    In February, the Chiefs applied the franchise tag to linebacker Justin Houston, who piled up 22 sacks in 2014. The two sides negotiated (unsuccessfully) not long before the tag was imposed. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, no talks have hap…
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  • Zach Mettenberger organizes workouts with Titans receivers

    Zach Mettenberger organizes workouts with Titans receivers

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    There’s plenty of speculation about possible moves the Titans may make at quarterback in the coming weeks, much of it centered on drafting Marcus Mariota or making a trade for Chargers veteran Philip Rivers. Right now, though, Zach Mettenberger is at th…
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  • Jeremy Langford visited with Broncos

    Jeremy Langford visited with Broncos

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    The Big Ten is sending several well-regarded running backs into the NFL draft this season with Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon carrying the most fanfare with him to the professional level. Indiana’s Tevin Coleman, Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah, Minnesota’s David …
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  • Antonio Gates has an unusual playing-time request for Chargers

    Antonio Gates has an unusual playing-time request for Chargers

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    When it's mid-April and an NFL player is talking about how he'd like a change in his playing time, we all know where that's headed. Not in Antonio Gates' case, however. The San Diego Chargers tight end talked to The MMQB about hoping the team makes chan…
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  • Broncos looking at plenty of offensive tackle options

    Broncos looking at plenty of offensive tackle options

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    When the Broncos found out/decided they’d have Peyton Manning back this season, the priority became protecting him. So they’re spending a lot of their time talking to offensive line prospects. Via Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos had Stanford t…
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  • Sean McGrath planning return to football

    Sean McGrath planning return to football

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    Tight end Sean McGrath didn’t report to Kansas City Chiefs training camp last year as he elected to retire from football to deal with personal issues. A year later, McGrath is trying to return to his football career. According to Terez A. Paylor of the …
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  • Art Powell, 78, Receiver Who Fought Racism, Dies

    Art Powell, 78, Receiver Who Fought Racism, Dies

    nytimes.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    The star receiver for the New York Titans and the Oakland Raiders in the 1960s was a persistent voice protesting the segregation encountered by the pro football players of his time.
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  • Carson stadium moves toward city council vote

    Carson stadium moves toward city council vote

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    With the powers-that-be in San Diego possibly not moving quickly enough to get build a stadium that would keep the Chargers in town, the folks in Carson are moving like grease through the proverbial goose. (#Pulitzer.) Via the Los Angeles Times, the Los…
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  • Clady echoes Super Bowl or bust talk in Denver

    Clady echoes Super Bowl or bust talk in Denver

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    For former Broncos coach John Fox, 2014 ended up being Super Bowl or bust. Literally. It’s no surprise, then, that the 2015 Broncos sense the same dynamic for what looks to be Peyton Manning’s final NFL season. Receiver Emmanuel Sanders recently used th…
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  • Chris Hairston indicates he’s joining Chargers

    Chris Hairston indicates he’s joining Chargers

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    The Chargers look to be bolstering their offensive line depth ahead of the draft. Via his verified Twitter account, free agent offensive tackle Chris Hairston indicated Wednesday he was joining the Chargers, making the announcement in an Instagram post.…
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  • Slimmed-down Von Miller says he hopes to finish stronger this y…

    Slimmed-down Von Miller says he hopes to finish stronger this year

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware slumped down the stretch as a pass rusher last season and he spent some time this week talking about how he thinks being healthy this offseason will allow him to avoid fading as the 2015 season unfolds. The team’s other …
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  • Dwayne Bowe's release moves Jamaal Charles up on Chiefs' senior…

    Dwayne Bowe's release moves Jamaal Charles up on Chiefs' seniority list

    ESPN.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    Dwayne Bowe's release moves Jamaal Charles up on Chiefs' seniority list
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  • Broncos schedule visit with Cedric Ogbuehi

    Broncos schedule visit with Cedric Ogbuehi

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    Offensive tackles from Texas A&M have gone early in the last two drafts and it looked like it would be three in a row this year when Cedric Ogbuehi decided to return to school for the 2014 season. Ogbuehi was considered a potential first-round pick …
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  • With Sean Smith news, cornerback makes more sense for Chiefs in…

    With Sean Smith news, cornerback makes more sense for Chiefs in draft

    ESPN.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    With Sean Smith news, cornerback makes more sense for Chiefs in draft
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  • DeMarcus Ware: I’ve got many years left

    DeMarcus Ware: I’ve got many years left

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    DeMarcus Ware’s first year as a member of the Broncos got off to a quick start. Ware had seven sacks in the first seven games of the 2014 season, including a three-sack effort in a 42-17 win over the 49ers in October. It represented a big rebound from 2…
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  • Sean Smith gets two years probation after DUI plea

    Sean Smith gets two years probation after DUI plea

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith was arrested last June for driving under the influence and other charges after he crashed his car in Kansas City and he went to court recently to resolve the matter. The Kansas City Star reports that Smith pleaded guilty to …
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  • Randy Gregory’s next stop is Pittsburgh

    Randy Gregory’s next stop is Pittsburgh

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    The well-traveled Randy Gregory is heading to Pittsburgh next. Coming off back-to-back visits with the Chargers and Saints, Gregory will visit the Steelers on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Gregory may end up having more visits than an…
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  • Morning links: Should Chargers trade Philip Rivers?

    Morning links: Should Chargers trade Philip Rivers?

    ESPN.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    Morning links: Should Chargers trade Philip Rivers?
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  • Video - Investigation involving Aqib Talib over? 01:53

    Investigation involving Aqib Talib over?

    Apr 17
    ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson discusses the Dallas Police Department's decision to suspend its investigation into an incident involving Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Michael Crabtree A Raider 00:33

    Inside The Huddle: Michael Crabtree A Raider

    Apr 16
    Michael Crabtree hopes to fix his big drop as a receiver in Oakland.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Emmanuel Sanders in the slot 00:33

    Inside The Huddle: Emmanuel Sanders in the slot

    Apr 16
    Emmannuel Sanders will see more action in the slot next season for the Broncos.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle with John Clayton 02:51

    Inside The Huddle with John Clayton

    Apr 16
    Percy Harvin hopes to discover it's better to receive as a Bill, the Pittsburgh Steelers may set new standards for offensive line pay, Michael Crabtree wants to fix his big drop as a WR in Oakland and Emmanuel Sanders will move to the slot for the Br

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