Sunday, March 28, 2010
AFC West mailbag
By Bill Williamson
Weekend mail call:
Jon from Fort Collins, Colo. wants to know what college running backs is San Diego coach Norv Turner targeting.
Bill Williamson: At the NFL owners meetings this week, Turner discussed several of the top running backs available. The players he mentioned by name were Clemson’s C.J. Spiller, Cal’s Jahvid Best, USC’s Joe McKnight, Fresno State’s Ryan Mathews and Stanford’s Toby Gerhart. There are other players San Diego will look at including Georgia Tech’s Jonathan Dwyer. I wouldn’t be surprised if San Diego ends up with one of these players.
Spencer from Oakland wants know to if Oakland could pursue Philadelphia quarterbacks Donovan McNabb or Michael Vick.
BW: It has been reported that Oakland has interest in McNabb. But McNabb would rather go to a contender. I think Vick could be interesting. No quarterback on Oakland’s roster is far and away better than Vick. He’d also come fairly cheaply, but still I’m not sure Oakland is ready to make such a move. But it is important to know that the Raiders are looking at options other than Bruce Gradkowski and JaMarcus Russell.
Tyson W. from Denver wants to know if free-agent receiver Kevin Curtis could fit in with the Chiefs.
BW: Curtis has been available for more than week and the Chiefs have not shown any interest. They brought in Arizona free agent Jerheme Urban. He played for Kansas City head coach Todd Haley in Arizona. The Chiefs think Urban can be a very solid No. 3 player, so there may not be much room for Curtis. Plus, Kansas City will likely draft a receiver fairly high.