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AFC West News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 27, 2013
The draft is over, which means teams are signing undrafted players. And then they’re announcing the names of the players they’ve signed. And then we’re listing them here. The Broncos have announced a 15-man class of undrafted free agents, includingUpvote Share Tweet
Quarterback Tyler Bray, undrafted out of Tennessee, signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, a league source told ESPNBoston.com's Field Yates.Upvote Share Tweet
AFC West: Putting a bow on Day 3Here are some random draft thoughts: The Chargers added another interesting young cornerback -- Cal’s Steve Williams in the fifth round. He has a chance to quickly climb the depth chart. Denver added yet another interesting receiving weapon when they toUpvote Share TweetThe 2013 NFL Draft started with the Chiefs taking an offensive tackle from Central Michigan. It ended with the Colts selecting a tight end from South Carolina. With the No. 254 selection, the Colts took South Carolina tight end Justice Cunningham. A tea…Upvote Share TweetThe Broncos needed a pass rusher. The Broncos found a pass rusher. Eventually. After weeks of speculation that the Broncos would sign former Colts defensive end/linebacker Dwight Freeney to replace Elvis Dumervil, the Broncos signed linebacker Shaun Phi…Upvote Share TweetNow that the NFL draft is over, it is, of course, time to grade the draft. Give your team a draft grade here and discuss your reasons why in the comment section below. Oh, and don’t be a soft grader. Be honest.Upvote Share Tweet
Draft dries up Bradshaw’s current optionsOn Friday, free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw received full clearance to resume football activities. On Friday and Saturday, all teams that had interest in Bradshaw filled their needs via draft picks. The interested teams were the Steelers, Packers,…Upvote Share TweetAfter dealing with the commotion over his fake online girlfriend and his flop in the national championship game, Manti Te'o believes he's ready for the NFL.Upvote Share TweetThe AFC West added quarterbacks Saturday. Oakland took Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson in the fourth round, and in the seventh round the Chargers added Southern Utah’s Brad Sorensen and Denver picked Miami-Ohio’s Zac Dysert. Sorensen, who originallyUpvote Share TweetIf there was any team in the NFL that didn’t need to draft a quarterback, it was the Broncos: In addition to having All-Pro Peyton Manning as the starter, Denver has last year’s second-round draft pick Brock Osweiler as Manning’s heir apparent. So tUpvote Share TweetThe Denver Broncos may have found a potential pass-rusher to complement star Von Miller. Denver took intriguing prospect Quanterus Smith from Western Kentucky in the fifth round. Many scouts thought Smith would be taken earlier. But he suffered a torn A…Upvote Share TweetWhen the fourth round began, there was talk the Oakland Raiders could take former USC quarterback Matt Barkley with the third pick in the fourth round. After Oakland traded down, there was talk it could take Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib. He was take…Upvote Share TweetThe Kansas City Chiefs added a need piece in the form of Alabama inside linebacker Nico Johnson with the second pick of the fourth round Saturday. Johnson, a high-character leader on a national championship team, theoretically could compete to start as …Upvote Share TweetThe wait is over for Southern Cal quarterback Matt Barkley. The Eagles gave up a seventh-rounder to move up from 101st to 98th in the fourth round, and chose Barkley. The move up was likely necessary to get him before the Chiefs or Raiders, who might ha…Upvote Share Tweet
Will AFC West teams net QB?There are still several quarterbacks available going into the final day of the draft and many league observers expect an early run in the fourth round. The Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers all could draft a developmental quarte…Upvote Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts for Rounds 4-7 of the 2013 NFL draft. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at noon ET. See you there.Upvote Share Tweet
Remaining AFC West needsWith the final four rounds of the NFL draft starting at Noon ET here is a quick look at some positions each AFC West team may look at Saturday: Denver: Pass-rusher, safety, linebacker, offensive line. Kansas City: Safety, linebacker, defensive end, quar…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Apr 27, 2013New Chargers GM Telesco shows backbone with Te'o pickUpvote Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs are not close on a trade for franchise left tackle Branden Albert, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Manti Te'o Introduced As ChargerApr 27A day after being drafted in the second round by the Chargers, Manti Te'o addresses the media.
OTL: Mind ControlApr 27Several research groups competed to study Junior Seau's brain after he died. Did the NFL help pick the winner?
Manti Te'o addresses the mediaApr 27Linebacker Manti Te'o shares his excitement to be in San Diego after being selected by the Chargers with the 38th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Don Banks: Barkley pick proof that Kelly's no one-trick pony; more SnapsApr 27NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the eventful final day of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall finally brought a flurry of quarterback news...
2013 NFL draft -- Draft's winners, losersApr 27The San Diego Chargers are the big winners of the 2013 draft, writes John Clayton.
2013 NFL draft - The draft's five best and five worst matchesApr 27Which players landed in great situations, and which weren't as lucky?
Jim Trotter: New Chargers GM Telesco shows backbone with Te'o pickApr 27SAN DIEGO -- Chargers owner Dean Spanos hates distractions, and though some might find this hard to believe, he does care about public perception. Like when his football people are considering a potentially controversial decision. In situations like tha…