Parker could end up back in the AFC West

July, 24, 2008
7/24/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

When Eric Parker returns to the NFL, there is a decent chance he'll come back to the AFC West.

Parker was cut by San Diego on Wednesday. He missed all of last season with a toe injury and he is not completely ready. But he expects to return soon. When Parker is ready, he could get interest from the Chargers' AFC West foes.

Denver, Kansas City and Oakland all have various questions or concerns at receiver. The Broncos are probably the most settled of the three, but if Darrell Jackson, Keary Colbert and Brandon Stokley struggle, Denver could show interest.

Both Oakland and Kansas City could use a veteran. The Raiders have Parker's former position coach in San Diego, James Lofton, on staff. Thus, the Raiders could be a possibility. Chiefs coach Herman Edwards has said he wants to see what his young receivers do in camp and in the preseason before adding a veteran. If Edwards needs a receiver, Parker, a solid No. 3 option, could be the man.

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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