AFC West mailbag

December, 17, 2011
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Weekend mail call:

Dan Carlton from Ojai, CA. wants to know if the Chargers will re-sign receiver Vincent Jackson.

Bill Williamson: It all depends on who is running the team. If general manager A.J. Smith is fired, it will be up to a new regime. If Smith sticks around, I think he still may not be convinced to give Jackson a long-term deal. I think the best bet is that Jackson will be given the franchise tag, by whoever is making the decisions in San Diego.

John Q. from Johnstown, Co. wants to know if Denver punter Britton Colquitt has a chance to make the Pro Bowl.

BW: Colquitt is having a fantastic season and he has the look of a punter who will be successful for several years. He had a strong leg and he is a good situational punter. But the truth is, as long as Shane Lechler is punting for the Raiders, no one else should make the Pro Bowl. Still, Colquitt is a real gamer.

Eli from Pasadena, Ca. wants to know if Chargers’ safety Eric Weddle should make the Pro Bowl.

BW: I think he has a shot to make it. He is a ball hawk and he has seven interceptions. I wouldn’t be shocked at all if Weddle made the Pro Bowl.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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