AFC West: Jeff Webb

Posted by's Bill Williamson

The Kansas City Chiefs announced wide receiver Jeff Webb signed his restricted free agent tender. He is now under contract for the 2009 season.

There was really no drama here. The restricted free agency period is over and Webb stayed put. Thus, signing his tender was the only option he had.

Webb is expected to continue to be a role receiver for Kansas City. He has played in 31 games in three NFL seasons. He has started career three games. Webb has 36 career catches and he has returned 17 kick offs in his career.

AFC West news and notes

February, 26, 2009

Posted by's Bill Williamson

• Still no word out of Kansas City on Larry Johnson's future. The team will likely try to trade him, but he could end up getting cut in the coming days.

• If Dallas cuts safety Roy Williams, Denver could be an option. The Broncos are looking at safeties in free agency. New England's James Sanders also is a possibility.

• The Broncos could be in on St. Louis cornerback Ronald Bartell in the coming days. If Dallas defensive end Chris Canty is unsigned after the first couple of days of free agency, Denver could get into the picture.

• The Chiefs extended tenders to restricted free agents safety Jarrad Page, center Rudy Niswanger and receiver Jeff Webb.

• The Broncos are set to gain about a $4 million in salary-cap credit for bonuses linebacker Louis Green didn't achieve. Denver has more than $40 million in salary-cap room as free agency is about to start.

• It will be interesting to see if San Diego shows any interest in guards Brandon Moore and Kendall Simmons, who were cut by the Jets and the Steelers, respectively. The Chargers might be in a market for a guard.

• The Broncos, at this point, are not looking for a replacement for young kicker Matt Prater, who struggled in the second half last season, but rather someone to compete with Prater.

Posted by's Bill Williamson

I just arrived in San Diego and wanted to give an update on some injury news as game time approaches in the AFC West.

In Kansas City, the Chiefs have ruled out three players. The biggest problem will be at receiver because the Chiefs now have just three healthy receivers: Dwayne Bowe, Devard Darling and Jeff Webb.

In Oakland, it looks like Javon Walker will get his chance for revenge Monday night against Denver, the team that cut him this winter. Walker worked Saturday after being hobbled by a hamstring injury this week. Walker has had a tough start to his Oakland career so it will be interesting to see how he does in his first game as a Raider.