Friday, February 27, 2009
AFC West news: Denver signs safety Hill
By Bill Williamson
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
The Broncos inked their sixth player of the day, Miami safety Renaldo Hill. He will fill one of the safety spots while Denver hopes to finalize the Brian Dawkins' deal, which could happen tonight. He is in Denver now and a two-year deal could be near completion. But until he is signed, don't discount the idea of the Eagles' star returning to Philadelphia.
A look at other teams in the AFC West:
- It is being reported that Oakland is shopping running back Michael Bush around the league. That is somewhat surprising because Bush is a talented player who is versatile. He may be easier to trade than the more expensive Justin Fargas.
- The Houston Texans are talking to Denver backup quarterback Patrick Ramsey. It doesn't appear new Denver coach Josh McDaniels is overly interested in keeping him. As Matt Cassel showed McDaniels last season in New England, a good backup is needed.
- Speaking of Cassel, many believe the Chiefs are the only team he could be traded to if the Patriots deal him. With the Mike Vrabel trade going down Friday, it is obvious new Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli is comfortable talking with his former team about a deal.
- I wonder if new Kansas City coach Todd Haley will use Vrabel as a tight end near the end zone like the Patriots did. Haley is not scared of using unconventional plays, so it could be intriguing.
- If San Diego brings back Drayton Florence, the team could think more about moving 2008 first-round pick Antoine Cason to free safety. The Chargers are talking to Florence. He is also talking to Buffalo. Jacksonville cut Florence after signing him from San Diego last year.