AFC West: Danarrio Alexander

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly told the San Francisco Chronicle he expects to be released by the team. Kelly is his own agent, and he told the paper he has not had any contact with the team this offseason.

“The writing is on the wall," Kelly told the paper. "The team is going in another direction. I'm ready for the next chapter. ... They're ready too."

Quarterback Carson Palmer and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey may have to take pay cuts to avoid being cut as Oakland tries to get enough cap room to maneuver through the offseason.

In other AFC West news:

U-T San Diego reports the Chargers have given receiver Danario Alexander the low restricted-franchise tag tender. There is a chance that a team could give Alexander a decent offer, but the truth is that he was recently on the street and has dealt with multiple knee issues. The Chargers felt it was worth the risk.

The Chargers signed long snapper Mike Windt to a four-year extension.

The Denver Post reported the Broncos visited with cornerback Dunta Robinson on Friday before he signed with the Chiefs. Cleary, Denver is in the mix for a veteran cornerback.

Pittsburgh cut pass-rusher James Harrison. His skills have been declining, and he is 34. I’m not sure there will be a huge AFC West market for him. For what it’s worth, the Chargers have a couple of the things Harrison is looking for in a new team: They play a 3-4 defense and are a warm-weather team.
Here is a look at our AFC West chat, which was held Thursday:


McNutty from In the Greenhouse: No way Rahim Moore returns as the starter in Denver, right?

Bill Williamson: (Moore being the starter) is the plan. Yes, Moore goes down in history or that gaffe, but he had a good season. Denver has to help he can get over that play. It worked for Kyle Williams in San Francisco, and Denver hopes Moore can get over it and resume a promising career as well.

Kansas City

JJ from Indy: With Brandon Carr leaving and the Stanford Routt experiment failing miserably, does it make sense for the Chiefs to talk to the Jets about Revis? Any guesses on asking price for an elite corner on a 1 year deal with a bum knee?

BW: Any team that trades for Revis will likely give him a new deal. I think KC could be on the list for Revis. It doesn't have a ton of needs and grabbing player like Revis would instantly make this a terrific defense. Remember, the Chiefs' new defensive coordinator is Bob Sutton, who has been with Revis his entire NFL career, including being his coordinator in Revis' first two seasons. Sutton would likely over to start his KC career with Revis.


Preston from Nanjing, China: With the apparent switch on offensive line philosophy do you see (Mike) Brisiel's job in jeopardy in Oakland? Are there any power scheme OL available in FA?

BW: There's no doubt Brisiel is more of a zone-blocking guy. He could be kept because Oakland has so many other needs, but he is a much better fit for the old scheme.

San Diego

James from San Diego: Are the Chargers looking to bring back Danario Alexander and Micheal Spurlock ?

BW: Alexander will be a restricted FA and Spurlock is an UFA, With Bisaccia on likely on his way to Dallas, Spurlock could end up there. Spurlock and Bisaccia are tight and that's the reason why he came to San Diego in the first place.