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Evening AFC West news and notes

3/25/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

DANA POINT, Calif. -- Here is a report that identified Minnesota as the first team to talk to Denver about quarterback Jay Cutler in February.  Denver coach Josh McDaniels confirmed that Denver talked to Tampa Bay about Cutler.

The Kansas City Star reports star tight end Tony Gonzalez is staying "neutral" about trade talks involving him. Previously, Kansas City owner Clark Hunt said the team was going to keep him and then a report was released with a source close to Gonzalez saying he's still open to a trade.

Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo had a strong workout at Texas' pro day. Denver would likely jump on him if he was available with the 12th pick. But with his strong workout, he could be cemented as a top-10 pick.

San Diego free agent linebacker Marques Harris is still talking to teams. Denver is a potential possibility. He is not expected to return to the Chargers.