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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
AFC West teams looking at hoopster

By Bill Williamson

Will there be another college hoopster turned tight end in the AFC West?

The Oakland Raiders are now reportedly working out Wisconsin-Milwaukee basketball player Demetrius Harris. He is 6-foot-5, 237 pounds and he is trying to be the next college basketball player to become an NFL tight end. San Diego and Kansas City also reportedly are among the several teams that has shown interest in Harris.

He was a college football recruit out of high school. He could be a late-round pick or be an undrafted free agent. San Diego star tight end Antonio Gates played college basketball. Denver backup Julius Thomas also played college basketball.

In other AFC West notes:

ESPN analyst Jon Gruden has some ideas about who the Chargers should consider drafting to groom behind Philip Rivers.

As expected, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner is visiting the Chiefs, who have the No. 1 pick. It would be a surprise if Milliner is the choice.