Evening AFC West news and notes

May, 13, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Fox Sports is reporting that Tampa Bay is close to cutting Brian Griese. I know, I know, it's silly, but I wonder if Denver would consider bringing in Griese to be a backup? The report about him being cut mentions New England as a possible landing spot. If the Patriots like Griese, new Denver coach Josh McDaniels, who was the Patriots' offensive coordinator, could like Griese as well.

Still, the Broncos are loaded at quarterback. Plus, Griese never loved being Denver's quarterback as he had the impossible task of replacing John Elway. However, less pressure would be on Griese now and he still has charitable ties in town.

Fox Sports is reporting the Raiders have agreed to terms with tight end J.P. Foschi. The journeyman started five games for Oakland in 2005. He will have to work to make the team. He Raiders may need some insurance with starter Zach Miller recovering from a sports hernia.

Willie Anderson, who was being pursued by San Diego last summer after he was cut by Cincinnati, has retired.

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