Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Afternoon AFC West notes
By Bill Williamson
Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson
It’s being reported the Jets’ interest in Denver receiver Brandon Marshall is waning. The Broncos aren’t pushing to trade Marshall. It may be in the Jets’ best interest to make other plans.
Four ESPN experts believe this is the year that the Chargers become the San Diego Super Chargers. I’ll tell you this: If the Chargers don’t make a long run, I think the lofty predictions will stop in future years. It’s time for the team to cash in.
In Denver, backup quarterback Chris Simms said he’s ready to play after dealing with an ankle injury. But Simms thinks Kyle Orton will play through an index finger injury Sunday. Also, Denver rookie running back Knowshon Moreno is ready to play after dealing with a preseason knee injury.
Former Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon expresses his disappointment in the franchise in a radio interview.
Kansas City cornerback Brandon Flowers appears ready to play after dealing with an injury. That’s good for the Chiefs. He’s a quality player and he’s needed.
Meanwhile, the Richard Seymour saga continues without much resolution. Really, I don’t see any other resolution other than Seymour being in uniform for the Raiders on Monday night against San Diego. Unless he wants to retire. And I don’t think that’s going to happen. Don’t be shocked if the Raiders try to find a way to give Seymour a contract extension to convince him to come West.