AFC West news and notes
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
The Raiders are reportedly shopping holdout defensive end Derrick Burgess. That makes perfect sense. He wants out. He's not showing at camp and the team has replaced him with Greg Ellis. Perhaps New England will renew its interest.
Maybe Denver, which needs pass rushers, will come calling. For those who think a Denver-Oakland trade would be absurd, please remember the Gerard Warren trade to Oakland from Denver a couple of years ago.
Denver reserve linebacker Nick Greisen tore his ACL and will be likely be lost for the season, sources close to the situation said. Greisen was injured in Denver's morning practice Monday.
The Chargers kept linebacker Shawne Merriman out of the morning session as a precaution. He is coming of a knee injury that kept him out of all but one game last year.
San Diego coach Norv Turner was excited Monday, saying that the team "added playmakers."
John Clayton takes an interesting look at the downfall of the AFC West in his mailbag.