Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Evening AFC West news and notes
By Bill Williamson
It looks like Oakland receiver Chaz Schilens will be out until training camp. He is healing from a second foot surgery that he needed this offseason after missing several games with a broken foot last year.
Schilens is regarded as Oakland’s best receiver. This is not a devastating blow as long as Schilens is healthy and ready to go for training camp.
Washington coach Mike Shanahan said he expects to find out about Brian Westbrook’s future soon. The veteran running back has visited both the Redskins and the Broncos recently.
Miami can’t be thrilled that the expensive Brandon Marshall era is starting this way. Marshall, 26, was often banged up in Denver and his physical play has obviously worn on him.
Oakland coach Tim Cable seems less sure of a long-term deal for defensive end Richard Seymour than he did at the team’s minicamp a few weeks ago. I'd still expect Seymour to eventually sign with the Raiders, but he has not participated in the team’s offseason sessions.
Denver safety Brian Dawkins is trying to forget the Broncos’ end-of-season collapse.
Guard/center Cory Procter has followed up a visit to Denver with trips to New England and to Miami. Dallas cut him earlier this week. Procter would help Denver’s interior line.
Kansas City receiver Dwayne Bowe dropped some passes in the Chiefs’ OTA on Wednesday. He has had hands issues in the past.
Former Chiefs quarterback Trent Green will be part of the Chiefs’ preseason broadcast team.