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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Report: Denver talks to DT Justin Bannan

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

In their attempt to shore up the defensive tackle spot, the Broncos visited with Justin Bannan on Thursday, the Denver Post reports. He started 16 games for Denver in 2010 and 14 games for St. Louis last season. He is a versatile veteran who would likely be part of the rotation in Denver.

The Broncos are expected to draft a defensive tackle early, perhaps at No. 25 in the first round.

In other AFC West news:

As of Thursday evening, the Raiders are still very much in the mix for Dave Tollefson and have a solid offer out to him. He is listening to other offers. The free-agent defensive end, who's spent all five seasons of his NFL career with the New York Giants, would be a key backup in Oakland.

The Oakland Tribune offers a Q & A with new Oakland coach Dennis Allen. It focused on the first week of the offseason conditioning program.