Friday, June 24, 2011
Evening AFC West notes
By Bill Williamson
San Diego safety Eric Weddle reportedly is prepared for free agency when it begins. Weddle talked about the open market, but he also said he wants to return to the Chargers. From what I hear, the Chargers want him back too. But if Weddle gets a huge offer elsewhere, I could see him leaving.
The NFL said there is no date yet set for the supplemental draft. It is usually held in mid-July. Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is the focus of the draft. The Raiders have been connected to Pryor.
The Jets and Ravens have announced this week they will stay home at their facility for training camp instead of traveling because of the lockout. As of now the two teams in the AFC West that travel for camp, Kansas City and Oakland, are still planning to go away. Of course, everything is fluid when it comes to the lockout.
The hits keep coming for JaMarcus Russell. GQ ranked the former Oakland quarterback as the worst No. 1 overall pick of all-time in any sport. Wow. That hurts. Russell was taken by Oakland with the top pick in 2007. The Raiders cut him in May, 2010. He remains unemployed.