Tuesday, October 5, 2010
AFC West news and notes
By Bill Williamson
The San Diego Chargers will be paying attention to talks between the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings regarding receiver Randy Moss. The Chargers talked to Minnesota last month about sending holdout receiver Vincent Jackson to the Vikings.
But the Chargers didn’t accept the Vikings' offer. Jackson, who is expected to hold out for the entire season, can be traded Oct. 18 or Oct.19. Of course, if the Vikings obtain Moss, Jackson’s biggest pursuer will be off the table.
- The Chargers signed linebacker Cyril Obiozor. He was on the Cardinals’ practice squad and was previously with Green Bay. Obiozor gives San Diego depth at linebacker. The team is stretched thin by injuries, especially since Jyles Tucker went on the injured reserve with a chest injury. The team will need Shawne Merriman to play Sunday at Oakland even though he is coming off a calf injury. The team brought back cornerback Dante Hughes for the third straight week.
- The Denver Post reported that the Broncos have resumed contact extension talks with Champ Bailey. The two sides talked in early September. The key sticking point, I’m told, is the basis of any deal -- money. If the two sides can find a financial accord, there will be a deal. If not, there won’t be. Bailey is in the final year of a seven-year deal. It’s just a guess, but I bet a deal gets done at some point this season.
- I could see a scenario where Denver looks at Julius Jones, who was cut by Seattle. Jones has lost a step and has been playing poorly, but Denver is dead last in rushing and could look for veteran depth. The team hopes starter Knowshon Moreno is coming back this week after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury.