AFC West news and notes
August, 15, 2009
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
- The Oakland Tribune reports the Raiders have signed veteran cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. He will have to fight to make the roster.
- The Kansas City Star has a list of the Chiefs' inactive players Saturday night against Houston.
- The expectation in San Diego on Saturday afternoon is that Chargers star running back LaDainian Tomlinson will play Saturday night against Seattle unless there is an unexpected change of plans. Tomlinson hasn't played in the preseason in four years.
- The Broncos made tackles behind the line of scrimmage on seven of the 49ers' 52 plays Friday night. Denver rookie cornerback Alphonso Smith performed well on punt returns and could be a strong option if the team doesn't want to overuse standout receiver Eddie Royal.