Thursday, April 11, 2013
AFC West links: Chargers, McKinnie talking
By ESPN.com staff
Chris Clark, who has played a valuable role as the Broncos’ No. 3 offensive tackle/special teams contributor the past three seasons, signed his $1.32 million restricted free-agent tender, writes Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Quarterback Peyton Manning is at Duke University this week throwing to Broncos receivers Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker. Duke is where Manning did much of his rehab throwing work last year as he attempted to come back from four neck surgeries. Duke coach David Cutcliffe was Manning's offensive coordinator at Tennessee.
Manning pulled a prank on Decker.
The Broncos are keeping tabs on Oregon safety John Boyett, a potential late-round pick, writes Klis.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have a hole at inside linebacker, but could they land Manti Te'o, the draft's top-rated player at that position? Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star explores the possibility.
Reid Ferrin of the team's website profiles Alabama guard Chance Warmack as a draft prospect.
The Raiders appear close to adding running back Rashad Jennings and safety Reggie Smith. Jennings would back up starter Darren McFadden. Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times has more.
New England has signed former Raiders defensive lineman Tommy Kelly. He started all 80 games for the Raiders the past five seasons, but was released on March 27.
According to a tweet by Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, journeyman quarterback Seneca Wallace will soon be a Raider. Paul Gutierrez of csnbayarea.com has more.
San Diego Chargers
The Chargers are talking to free-agent left tackle Bryant McKinnie, who started for the Ravens in the Super Bowl, writes Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.