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There's a place for Wiegmann in K.C.

7/18/2011

It’s no surprise that Casey Wiegmann is interested in playing in 2011. His agent, Joe Linta, said Wiegmann wants to play for the Chiefs this season if a contract can be worked out

Wiegmann was considering retirement. He will turn 38 Wednesday. Linta said Wiegmann is in the best shape he’s been in several years.

I think the lockout actually helped Wiegmann. I think the time away from the offseason workout program energized him and allowed him to heal from last season and helped him become motivated to play again. I think the Chiefs would like to bring back Wiegmann. He played at a high level in 2010 and he was a strong leader. Earlier this offseason, Kansas City coach Todd Haley said he’d like to see Wiegmann remain in Kansas City.

In other AFC West nuggets Monday afternoon:

Here’s a connection of Bruce Gradkowski to Cincinnati. I could also see the Raiders’ backup quarterback ending up in Seattle with former Raiders coach Tom Cable. It appears likely Gradkowski will leave Oakland.

Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor appears to have the right attitude as he prepares for the supplemental draft. Pryor said he doesn’t care what round he is taken in, he simply wants a chance to play in the NFL. Words like that should help Pryor in the eyes of teams. He has been connected often as a possible selection by the Raiders.

Here’s more speculation that Tim Tebow will start in Denver. Tebow talks in a radio interview about his chances of starting. Meanwhile, Tebow was paired with former BYU basketball star and Sacramento Kings rookie Jimmer Fredette in a celebrity golf tournament in South Lake Tahoe during the weekend.

The Denver Post has a look at Brian Xanders’ role as the Denver Broncos’ general manager under new team leader John Elway.