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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Evening news and notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Former Denver quarterback Jay Cutler chimed in on the Brandon Marshall situation. Cutler called Marshall a "great player" and said he expected Marshall to be upset that he didn't get a new contract. Cutler said he has not talked to the Bears about pursuing Marshall.

New defensive end Greg Ellis is already working in Derrick Burgess' starting spot after two days in Oakland. The writing is on the wall for Burgess.

Meanwhile, Raiders coach Tom Cable is excited that quarterback JaMarcus Russell plans to work with his receivers in the next several weeks prior to training camp to maintain their timing. It's a sign of the leadership Cable has locked for from Russell.

The Chiefs are closing in on signing their final draft pick.

Former San Diego quarterback Ryan Leaf is in custody.