AFC West: Jammie Kirlew

The Denver Broncos are reportedly planning to put Pro Bowl linebacker Elvis Dumervil on the injured reserve.

This is not a surprise. The only surprise is that it took so long. Dumervil has been expected to miss the entire season since he tore his pectoral muscle early in training camp. The Broncos were holding out hope Dumervil could possibly return very late in the season. But because of several injuries, Denver cannot afford to keep Dumervil on the 53-man roster on the small chance he’d play in 2010.

This move is more paper work than anything. Denver, internally, came to grips weeks ago that the season likely would be played without Dumervil.

Denver cut seven players and put running back LenDale White on the injured reserve Friday. Among the cuts were second year defensive tackle Chris Baker and seventh-round pick Jammie Kirlew. He could be a candidate for the practice squad. The team had high hopes for Baker, an undrafted free agent last year, but he didn’t do much this summer.

Kansas City cut seven players. Among the cuts was backup guard Ikechuku Ndukwe.

Pittsburgh has allowed veteran center Justin Hartwig to pursue a trade. Oakland and Denver are two teams that could potentially look at centers.

With White out and Denver’s running back crew banged up, perhaps it will consider bringing back J.J. Arrington. He was cut by the Eagles on Friday. Denver traded him for linebacker Joe Mays early in camp. Mays has been terrific in Denver. Before signing White, Denver was also considering Ladell Betts, who was cut by New Orleans.

AFC West notes: Ex-Broncos coach dies

May, 26, 2010
Denver Broncos

A look at Stan Jones, who coached the Broncos' defensive line for 18 seasons, and died May 21 at his daughter's home in Broomfield, Colo. He was 78. Jones helped create the Broncos' "Orange Crush" defense of the 1970s.

The team signed seventh-round rookie linebacker Jammie Kirlew to a four-year, $1.84 million contract.

With Brandon Marshall gone, Jabar Gaffney could emerge as the team's No. 1 receiving threat.

Kansas City Chiefs

In light of Dwayne Bowe's recent controversial comments, coach Todd Haley said the Chiefs try to teach their players how not to talk to the media.

Oakland Raiders

The Raiders have granted East Oakland $200,000 to build a new athletic field.

San Diego Chargers

According to his agent, defensive back Kevin Ellison was not aware that the Vicodin which resulted in his arrest was a controlled substance. Ellison, who started nine games during his rookie season with the Chargers, was arrested Monday in Redondo Beach, Calif., with 100 Vicodin pills in his possession after being pulled over for speeding.

Tuesday's decision to play the 2014 Super Bowl at the new Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey means San Diego's chances of hosting another Super Bowl anytime soon are slim, according to Nick Canepa.