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  1. San Diego news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    Now we know why the Chargers brought back Charlie Whitehurst. The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that the Chargers (who signed safety Atari Bigby on Friday night) cut longtime No. 2 quarterback Billy Volek. Whitehurst will now back up starte...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  2. AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    The deadline to place the franchise tag on players is Thursday. There had been speculation that Oakland could place the tag on tight end Zach Miller. The franchise tag for a tight end is $7.3 million. However, there is no guarantee Miller will be an ...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  3. Evening AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    New Denver coach John Fox continued to try to add the final key piece to his Broncos' staff by interviewing a candidate to be the defensive coordinator. The Denver Post reported that Fox interviewed New Orleans defensive backs coach Dennis Allen f...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  4. Evening AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    St. Louis coach Steve Spagnuolo said he did talk about the "SpyGate" incident involving the Broncos and Josh McDaniels before Spagnuolo hired McDaniels to be his offensive coordinator on Tuesday. McDaniels was fired nine days after it was announced t...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  5. AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    Oakland Pro Bowl Shane Lechler continued to unload on Oakland owner Al Davis for the firing of coach Tom Cable. Lechler is clearly very comfortable with his position on the team. After all, what's Davis going to do? Dump the best punter in the NFL fo...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  6. Evening AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    San Diego put linebacker Stephen Cooper (knee) and running back Mike Tolbert (neck, shoulder) on the injured reserve. Running back Curtis Brinkley and linebacker Darry Beckwith were promoted from the practice squad. Linebacker Larry English ( foot) i...

    Blog | December 31, 2010
  7. Evening AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    In conference calls with Bay Area media on Wednesday, Kansas City coach Todd Haley and quarterback Matt Cassel continued to make it sound like the Chiefs will be playing to win Sunday against the Raiders. Kansas City has wrapped up the AFC West title...

    Blog | December 29, 2010
  8. AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    As of Saturday afternoon, it appeared unlikely that the Raiders would promote punter Danny Baugher from the practice squad to replace star punter Shane Lechler, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury. But the team has been hopeful Lechler will ...

    Blog | December 25, 2010
  9. Evening AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    As expected, the Raiders are sticking with Jason Campbell as their starter Sunday at Pittsburgh. Campbell has started the past four games and has won three. Bruce Gradkowski is healthy and will be the No. 2 quarterback. Gradkowski has been out with a...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  10. Evening AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    In the end, I am not surprised that neither Randy Moss nor former San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman were claimed by an AFC West team, although I thought Merriman could help Denver. But, in the end, none of the teams in the division thought it was ...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  11. Evening AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    The Baltimore Ravens are interested in former San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman if he clears waivers Wednesday. Here are some teams that could be interested in Merriman, either through waivers or free agency, including some AFC West competition. I...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  12. Evening AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    It will be interesting to see if former Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell gets any interest from teams now that he won't be facing criminal charges after a July arrest. Russell has been working out with an NFL comeback in mind. There was some inte...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  13. Evening AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    San Diego starting receiver Legedu Naanee took a step toward returning to the lineup after missing two games with a hamstring injury. He practiced on a limited basis Wednesday in preparation of Sunday's home game against Tennessee. Tight end Anton...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  14. Evening AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    The San Diego Chargers are still being careful with the ankle of rookie running back Ryan Mathews. He didn't practice Wednesday as the team began preparations to play at St. Louis on Sunday. Mathews has been dealing with an ankle issue since Week 2. ...

    Blog | October 13, 2010
  15. AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    The San Diego Chargers will be paying attention to talks between the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings regarding receiver Randy Moss. The Chargers talked to Minnesota last month about sending holdout receiver Vincent Jackson to the Vikings....

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  16. Evening AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    San Diego standout veteran guard Kris Dielman missed his second straight practice with an illness. The Chargers will need him since fellow guard Louis Vasquez will miss, at least, two games with a knee injury. It appears linebacker Shawne Merriman...

    Blog | September 30, 2010