AFC West News and Rumors
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A former Patriots second-round pick is among 10 players signed to the Raiders’ initial practice squad. Cornerback Ras-I Dowling, whom New England took with the first pick of Round Two in 2011, is the most experienced of the 10 signees announced by Oakla…Upvote Share Tweet
Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker (concussion) returns to practice.Upvote Share TweetChargers General Manager Tom Telesco reached into his past to find some help on the defensive line. Telesco was in the Colts organization when they drafted defensive tackle Ricardo Mathews in the seventh round of the 2010 draft and he saw enough to like…Upvote Share Tweet
Timing of Smith contract is added bonusESPN.com 4 hours agoKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Smith tried to put up a brave front as the summer dragged along without a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. Smith steadfastly maintained he was focused on preparing for the upcoming season and not on the negotiatio…Upvote Share TweetSAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers continued to churn the roster as they prepares for the regular-season opener at Arizona. The Chargers released sixth-round selection Marion Grice on Monday, according to a source. If the Arizona State product clears w…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 7 hours agoQuarterback Ryan Lindley got his first shot in the NFL when Ken Whisenhunt was the head coach of the Cardinals in 2012. Lindley’s second shot will come with the team Whisenhunt worked for last season. The Chargers have signed Lindley and eight others to…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Preview Week: Top 10 wild cards for the 2014 seasonyahoo.com 9 hours agoOne year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were a joke, the Houston Texans were a Super Bowl contender, the Carolina Panthers were (at best) a middling team and Chip Kelly was an intriguing fascination, but also as the proverbial college coach coming to the b…Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos got Ware to lead defenseESPN.com 9 hours agoENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- In his time as the Denver Broncos' chief football decision-maker, John Elway has exercised age restraint in free agency. He's willing to get aggressive in the annual auction, but he's also looking for younger players -- in their 20s …Upvote Share TweetWhen you see a player move from the Eagles to the Chiefs, the impulse is to say that Chiefs coach Andy Reid made the move because of some knowledge he gleaned while he was still in Philadelphia. That’s not the case with defensive lineman Damion Square, …Upvote Share TweetKansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, a Pro Bowl selection in 2013, signed a long-term contract extension with the National Football League (NFL) team on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Cardinals claim outside linebacker Thomas Keiser off waiversprofootballtalk.com 23 hours agoThe Cardinals and Chargers will play twice in 11 days, since the rematch of the preseason finale will be played next Monday night. Thomas Keiser will have the rare ability to play for both teams. The Cardinals claimed the outside linebacker, who was wai…Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos bring Zac Dysert back to practice squadThe Broncos carried quarterback Zac Dysert on the 53-man roster last season, but this year, he’s part of the practice squad. Dysert was cut yesterday, as they kept just Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler on the 53-man roster. The former seventh-round pic…Upvote Share TweetThe Raiders have added a youthful edge-rushing prospect. The club has claimed ex-Seahawks defensive end Benson Mayowa on waivers, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported Sunday. A second-year player from Idaho, the 23-year-old Mayowa played two regular seas…Upvote Share TweetThe Broncos signed T.J. Ward as a free agent and got Rahim Moore back from a season-ending injury, which left them without any space on their roster for safety Duke Ihenacho even though Ihenacho started 14 regular season games and all three playoff cont…Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos might be younger than you thinkESPN.com Aug 31 (yesterday)ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Things could still change if the Denver Broncos look at the hundreds of players who were sent into the open market in recent days and see a name or two they like. But when the clock struck the 4 p.m. ET roster deadline on Saturday, th…Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos Name CaptainsSep 1ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold discusses which players were named captains for Denver.
Welker Practices, Not Cleared For ContactSep 1Jeff Legwold discusses the latest news on Broncos WR We Welker, who returned to practice, but has not been cleared for contact.
Sources: Alex Smith Signs ExtensionAug 31ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher breaks down quarterback Alex Smith's reported four-contract extension with the team.
Kansas City Chiefs buying into quarterback Alex SmithAug 31Quarterback Alex Smith agrees to a four-year, $68 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, proving to NFL Media's Jamie Dukes that the veteran is clearly the team's leader.
Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence PolicySep 1Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
Clayton's mailbag -- Cuts show trend toward young playersAug 31John Clayton's mailbag: The last round of cuts showed that job security is shaky for players 30 and older.
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‘I want people to say, Man, I would have loved to play with that guy.’Aug 28Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Greg Nelson/Sports Illustrated/The MMQB Drew Brees is 35, but he is still a little kid. Or he…