Are these AFC West players still on the block?

April, 28, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Because most trades occur before the draft, the market for a number of vulnerable AFC West players has diminished. Let's take a look at where those situations stand:

Larry Johnson, running back, Kansas City: The Chiefs have had plenty of time to make a move on Johnson. But I get the feeling he will stay. Johnson's agent, Peter Schaffer, has said repeatedly that Johnson wants and expects to be in Kansas City. The Chiefs didn't do anything in the draft that would indicate Johnson will be traded and he has been working out with the team.

Michael Bush, running back, Oakland: Bush's name was connected to trade talks earlier this offseason. However, ESPN's John Clayton reported during the draft that the Raiders were calling teams about Justin Fargas. Bush, Fargas and second-year player Darren McFadden make up a crowded backfield. Still, Oakland can make it work with the three backs. I don't expect Bush or Fargas to be traded this year.

Michael Huff, safety, Oakland: Clayton also reported that Huff is on the market. There likely won't be a market for him even if Oakland continues to shop him. The fourth-year defensive back has been a major disappointment.

Brian Waters, guard, Kansas City: This is the player who I think can still be traded. He has asked to be dealt and he didn't go to the team's voluntary minicamp earlier this month. Waters has some value.

Tony Scheffler, tight end, Denver: Scheffler likely will not be traded. There was some talk over the weekend of movinghim, but I think the team would rather keep him.

Derrick Burgess, defensive end, Oakland: ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported prior to the draft that the Raiders were shopping Burgess. Then, the Raiders drafted three defensive ends. His chances of sticking in Oakland, whether he gets cut or traded, haven't increased.

Jarvis Moss, linebacker, Denver: I confirmed Moss was being shopped for a late-round draft choice during the weekend. There were no takers. Moss was the No. 17 pick in 2007. He has been moved to linebacker from defensive end and he is now a third-stringer. He has little chance of making the team.

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