Friday, August 20, 2010
Evening AFC West news and notes
By Bill Williamson
Denver coach Josh McDaniels wants Tim Tebow to try to become thestarter as soon as possible despite the team's recent 2011 contract extension for starter Kyle Orton. Meanwhile, the Orton deal closes out a productive restricted free-agency year for Denver.
Former Denver and Oakland wash-out receiver Javon Walker is trying out for the Vikings. If the past three seasons are any indication (and they should be), Walker is finished.
San Diego defensive coordinator Ron Rivera said the Chargers will continue to be blitz happy against the Cowboys on Saturday night. They might as well be. The Chargers have questions in the pass rush that must be answered.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that San Diego defensive lineman Travis Johnson was fined $5,000 for a late hit against the Bears last week.
The Chargers have sold enough tickets to avoid a local television blackout for Saturday’s preseason game against Dallas.
Denver signed Worrell Williams, the younger brother of Broncos standout linebacker D.J. Williams. Linebacker Devin Bishop was cut to make room for Williams.
Look for Oakland to possibly try out veteran free agent receiver Brandon Jones. The former San Francisco 49ers wideout worked out for Minnesota on Friday. The Raiders have had many minor injuries at the position during training camp and lack a veteran presence at receiver.