Sunday, May 15, 2011
AFC West notes
By Bill Williamson
Going to school at Georgia gave Kansas City third-round pick Justin Houston a head start when it comes to learning the Chiefs’ defense.
Baltimore was hoping to take UCLA safety Rahim Moore, who was taken by Denver with the No. 36 pick. The Broncos should be excited by that fact. The Ravens recognize defensive talent as well as any team in the NFL. If Baltimore liked Moore, he’s probably the goods.
Here at the AFC West blog, we’ve examined the Richard Seymour trade numerous times. Now, they’re they’re looking at it at the AFC East blog. It’s interesting to see it from another perspective.
Desperate for help at defensive tackle, the Broncos bring back Justin Bannan and Jamal Williams at a reduced pay rate after not addressing the position in the draft. Both players were cut before the lockout. I’d think Bannan might be the more reliable of the two players. Williams has been injury prone and is 35. Bannan was a surprise cut. He wasn’t terrible in his only season in Denver.
The Arizona Republic adds fuel to the speculation that the Cardinals could be a landing spot for Denver quarterback Kyle Orton in a trade.
The San Diego Union Tribune has a look at one of the key new additions in San Diego as it tries to fix its biggest problem in 2010.
Chargers’ receiver Malcom Floyd could be a target of the Chicago Bears if he hits unrestricted free agency.