Friday, July 29, 2011
Chargers add pass rusher
By Bill Williamson
Let’s catch up on some AFC West happenings that occurred during the flurry of Oakland activity:
The Chargers signed pass-rusher Travis LaBoy to a two-year deal. He was with new San Diego defensive coordinator Greg Manusky in San Francisco. LaBoy is a good, situational player. It’s a nice pickup. He is the second former 49er the Chargers agreed to terms with this week. Inside linebacker Takeo Spikes was added Tuesday.
More talk that the Broncos-Dolphins trade talk involving quarterback Kyle Orton is dead for now. It looks like Orton will be in Denver, unless another team's starter gets hurt.
Denver prized rookie linebacker Von Miller suffered a minor injury and had to leave practice. He is day-to-day.
Keep on an eye on former New England defensive tackle Ty Warren in Kansas City. He played for Chiefs’ general manager Scot Pioli and Chiefs’ defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel with the Patriots. He could be a good rotation player.
In addition to Nnamdi Asomugha, the Eagles brought in former Raiders’ returner Johnnie Lee Higgins.
The Football Outsiders analyze the Asomugha signing.
The Jets brought out the big guns for Asomugha and still couldn’t land him.
Vince Young will not be coming to the AFC West.
The Chiefs re-signed running back Jackie Battle, tackle Ryan O’Callaghan, tight end Leonard Pope and they announced fullback Mike Cox signed his restricted free agent tender and safety Reshard Langford signed his exclusive rights free agent tender.