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Saturday, March 20, 2010
AFC West news and notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Catching up on some headlines on a Saturday:

San Diego general manager A.J. Smith seems to know what a great deal he got by sending third-string quarterback Charlie Whitehurst to Seattle. The Chargers and Seahawks switched second-round picks in next month’s draft and San Diego will receive a third-round pick in 2011. San Diego now has the No. 28 and 40 picks in the draft. It did have the No. 60 overall pick.

There’s no debate: Smith got a great, great deal.

You can scratch off Joey Porter’s name as a possible new AFC West resident. He signed with Arizona. Porter was interested in San Diego, but the feeling was never mutual.

Miami quarterback Chad Henne thinks the Dolphins should pursue Denver restricted free-agent receiver Brandon Marshall. I wouldn’t be surprised if Miami eventually looks into Marshall.

The Oakland Tribune wonders if former San Francisco leader Scott McCloughan could end up in Oakland. He is a pretty solid football man. It wouldn’t hurt Oakland to consider him.

Mississippi receiver Dexter McCluster said on SIRIUS NFL radio Saturday he will have a private workout with Denver.