AFC West: jakc Del Rio

The Denver Broncos continued plug away with some impressive signings.

Denver followed up the Wes Welker deal by signing Jacksonville defensive tackle Terrance Knighton. He played for Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio in Jacksonville and there is mutual respect. Knighton and the re-signed Kevin Vickerson should make for an imposing tackle pairing for Denver.

Denver could always use the No. 28 pick in the draft on a defensive tackle, but they are in pretty good shape. Knighton is a good run stuffer and that what’s Denver was looking to improve upon.

Meanwhile, the addition of middle linebacker Stewart Bradley gives the team someone to compete with Ante riving and Steven Johnson for the starting job. Thus, the chances of the team getting a middle linebacker in the first round has lessened even though I expect John Elway to stick to his plan of taking the best available player.

Meanwhile, Denver is visiting with Eagles’ cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The Broncos are also reportedly interested in Nnamdi Asomugha. Denver would only sign one of the cornerbacks.

The Denver Post reports the team is expected to decide Friday whether or not to cut pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil. The team wants to him to take a pay cut and he has been reluctant to do so.

Hali wants Bowe to join Chiefs

August, 2, 2012
The Kansas City Chiefs have been pretty quiet in the week-long holdout of Dwayne Bowe.

Predictably, neither coaches nor players have said much about the stalemate.

However, that changed Thursday when star pass-rusher Tamba Hali addressed Bowe’s absence. Bowe did not report to training camp last Thursday. He has not signed his franchise tender. He did not participate in the offseason program.

When asked about the overall talent on the roster (Bowe’s absence was not part of the question) Hali responded with this: “I don’t want to talk about our talent, but we have our players, we have who we need here. Everybody is here ready to go. We need (WR Dwayne) Bowe to come get ready so we can win this AFC West. We need every guy that’s in here, so right now we are focused on the guys that are here.”

Hali’s words were not earth-shattering nor were they harsh against Bowe. But he addressed it and that’s important. Hali is not known for being a big talker, so his words should carry weight. He wants his teammate back.

Will Bowe listen to Hali? Well, that’s up to Bowe.

In other AFC West news:
  • Jason Hunter is working ahead of former first-round pick Robert Ayers on Denver’s defensive front this week. New Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio indicated Hunter’s work ethic has helped him get the first-team reps.
  • Del Rio also indicated he will call the defensive plays from the sideline. Some coordinators call plays from the booth. Del Rio said he much prefers to be on the sideline.
  • Kansas City signed fullback Patrick DiMarco. The South Carolina fullback spent some time in the Chargers’ training camp last year. He is a longshot to make the 53-man roster.
  • Denver claimed receiver Cameron Kenney from Seattle. He is likely a camp body.



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