Wednesday, May 22, 2013
AFC West links: Max Starks joins Chargers
By ESPN.com staff
San Diego Chargers
Left tackle Max Starks, who spent his first nine seasons with the Steelers, agreed to a one-year deal with the Chargers. GM Tom Telesco deserves credit for upgrading a position that was a serious weakness last season, writes Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego.
Chargers president and CEO Dean Spanos made a firm commitment to staying in San Diego Tuesday as the team continues to press for a replacement for Qualcomm Stadium, reports NFL.com's Albert Breer. "I've said this the last 10 years. The Chargers belong in San Diego," Spanos said at the NFL spring meeting. "That's where we want to be. We're going to continue to try to get something done in San Diego."
More than 100 fans were waiting in the back lot of the Raiders' team facility in Alameda, waiting for Charles Woodson to arrive. Woodson later agreed to a one-year contract worth $4.3 million, including a $700,000 signing bonus.
Since reaching Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003, why did things go so bad for the Raiders? Former agent Joel Curry takes an in-depth look at the trades, draft picks and bad contracts that have gotten the Raiders in trouble.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Star has a photo gallery from Tuesday's organized team activities (OTAs) at the Arrowhead Stadium practice facility.
Quarterback Chase Daniel described the pace of practice during OTAs. “I think right now it’s just tempo," Daniel said. "Get up and down, get on the ball. Completions, completions, completions. Run our plays; don’t worry about what the defense is doing. Just really press them -- we like to blitz the defense by getting a lot of formations and a lot of shifts and motions, our tempo. Stuff like that, that’s what we’re really looking like.”
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio expects an even better Von Miller for this upcoming season, writes Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post. "He can get better," Del Rio said. "Yeah, he can get more consistent. Certainly he had a tremendous number of impact plays -- tackles for loss, sacks, quarterback hits. He even had the interception for a touchdown, things like that. You want to maintain those impact plays, but we want to find a way to be more consistent, make less errors."
Fans need to let go and move on from the Broncos' heart-breaking playoff loss to the Ravens last season, writes the Post's Mark Kiszla.
Stuart Zaas of DenverBroncos.com looks at the team's record of plucking undrafted free agents who end up making the regular-season roster.