AFC West: Leon Williams

Chargers have missed Vincent Brown

December, 6, 2012
U-T San Diego reports Vincent Brown likely won’t play until next year. He broke his ankle in the preseason. Brown finished last season strong and he was great in training camp. The San Diego offense has missed him.

There is hope for the future though with Brown and flier Danario Alexander, who has been tremendous since being signed at midseason. That likely won’t help coach Norv Turner, but there is some potentially strong firepower in San Diego.

In other AFC West news:

Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis will not get a welcome from left tackle Joe Thomas in Cleveland. Thomas said Hillis let his contract situation become a distraction to the team. He left the Browns for a one-year deal in Kansas City this year.

KC Joyner writes why Insider the Broncos are a serious threat in the AFC.

The Chiefs put defensive end Allen Bailey on the injured reserve and signed linebacker Leon Williams. Williams was with the team in camp.
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed safety DeQuan Menzie. He was a fifth-round pick. The Chiefs have six of their eight draft picks signed.

The Chiefs also announced they signed free agents, defensive back Dominique Ellis, tight end Martin Rucker, offensive lineman Rich Ranglin and linebacker Leon Williams. Rucker and Williams are former draft picks of the Browns when current Chiefs’ coach Romeo Crennel was the coach in Cleveland.

In other AFC West notes:

Video has emerged from the incident that led to the arrest of Oakland middle linebacker Rolando McClain in his hometown in Alabama last fall. McClain will go to trial in the case Thursday.

— Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer helps explains why Terrell Owens worked out with Palmer and some Oakland receivers this offseason. That doesn’t mean Owens is coming to Oakland’s crowded receiver’s room.

As expected, Denver kicker Matt Prater is not participating in the team’s OTAs. He has not signed his franchise tag, so missing OTAs is normal procedure.

In a radio interview, Oakland safety Tyvon Branch said he is not focusing on getting a long-term deal, even though he’d like on. Branch recently signed his franchise tender and he has rejoined the team.

— The home of former San Diego star linebacker Junior Seau was burglarized five days after Seau committed suicide.