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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
AFC West news and notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

ESPN's John Clayton discounts Oakland as a potential landing spot for Michael Vick if he returns to the NFL. I'm with John. I don't see it. Just because Al Davis has a history of signing troubled or renegade players, it doesn't mean he'll scoop up Vick. Plus, Davis has his hands full with JaMarcus Russell and Jeff Garcia.

The sad tale of former Denver running back Travis Henry adds another chapter.

Rumors continue to swirl about a pairing between receiver Plaxico Burress and the Raiders. Until Burress is playing elsewhere, expect the speculation to continue. I still don't believe Burress is the right fit in Oakland. The Raiders need to develop younger, less troubled players and Burress needs to go to a team that is ready to contend now.

New Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel is taking advantage of time with his new teammates. This is an important time. When training camp arrives in a couple of months, Cassel will be raring to go with the Chiefs.