AFC West news and notes

March, 3, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

With the Broncos trying to mend fences with starting quarterback Jay Cutler, the team is reportedly going to visit with Titans quarterback Chris Simms.

Simms would be brought in as Cutler's backup. The team is not going to re-sign Patrick Ramsey, who was Cutler's backup the past two years. New Denver coach Josh McDaniels must feel that Simms fits his system well.

The word out of San Diego is that the Chargers and the agents for LaDainian Tomlinson are still chugging away at a restructured contract that would keep Tomlinson in town but there is no timetable for a decision.

The Raiders re-signed guard Cooper Carlisle and tight end Tony Stewart. Re-signing Carlisle was big for Oakland. Many thought Carlisle was the team's best lineman last season and he was being courted by other teams. Oakland is looking at several other linemen as well, including Buffalo's Duke Preston.

The Kansas City Star reports receiver Bobby Engram has left his visit with the Chiefs without a contract and that the team is looking at linebacker Clark Haggans. The linebacker would be a nice addition for the team that needs a ton of defensive help.

Defensive tackle Grady Jackson is close to joining Detroit. Denver had an interest in him.

Buffalo has agreed to terms with cornerback Drayton Florence. San Diego was considering signing him.

Former Broncos running back Ron Dayne is looking for a job after mending from an injury last year.

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ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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