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Saturday, September 5, 2009
Broncos and Chargers notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson


The Miami Herald is reporting the Broncos are visiting with veteran defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday. He’d fit in Denver’s new 3-4 defensive scheme.

Holliday has been on the market for several months, so he is not considered a unit-changing type of player at the age of 33. But he could give steady help to a raw unit. Plus, he’d give Denver another leader on defense. Newly acquired Le Kevin Smith was injured in the preseason and perhaps Holliday is being looked at as a replacement.

In San Diego, inside linebacker Kevin Burnett left the game with a stinger. The Chargers better hope Burnett isn’t out long.

He has been fantastic in the preseason and in training camp. Burnett, who signed as a free agent from Dallas in the offseason, is set to be a starter at inside linebacker. He is excellent in pass coverage and appears to be a playmaker. The Chargers need him healthy.