AFC West: Marcellus Wiley

AFC West notes

March, 13, 2012
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Denver has the third-most salary-cap room entering free agency with $38 million. That will clearly help the Broncos’ push for Peyton Manning. U-T San Diego reports the Chargers will have about $20 million in cap room when they release tackle Marcus McNeill this week.

On "SportsCenter,” Marcellus Wiley said the best fit for Houston pass-rusher Mario Williams is the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers plan to be in on Williams, but the question is will they be able to afford him. Also, Wiley thinks the best fit for Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson is Chicago.

Buffalo has been named often as a likely strong pursuer of Jackson. However, indications are they will make a strong initial push for another receiver. It doesn’t mean Jackson won’t be added to the Bills, but they have their eyes on other receivers as well.

A cornerback is off the market as the Giants have re-signed Terrell Thomas. He could have been of interest to the Raiders.

Among the names the Kansas City Chiefs could look at are Seattle tight end John Carlson and New Orleans receiver Robert Meachem.

AFC West mailbag

June, 18, 2011
Weekend mail call:

Jared L. from Eugene, Ore., wants to know what incentive accomplished veterans like Larry Fitzgerald and Greg Jennings have for helping a young receiver like Nick Miller.

Bill Williamson: Jared, of course, this question is inspired by the news that Miller is working with several other NFL players in Arizona, including star receivers Fitzgerald and Jennings. Miller said the two veterans have helped him. This is really nothing new. It’s happening more and more this year because of the lockout. However, groups of NFL receivers work out together every year, especially in warm-weather locales like Arizona and Florida. The NFL is a fraternity and players, especially those who play the same position, often spend time together, working out, in the offseason.

Rico from Fresno wants to know what we should expect from Oakland's fifth-round pick, receiver Denarius Moore.

BW: Well, Rico, I think it would be unfair to expect too much from a fifth-round pick right away. If Moore comes out and contributes immediately, that would be a huge bonus. But I don’t think it can be expected. He is a project who has good potential. But I think he is a long-term prospect.

Jon from KCMO wants to know What I think about the fact that the likes of Kirk Morrison, Mark Schlereth and Marcellus Wiley all saying Arrowhead Stadium is the toughest venue they played in.

BW: I can believe it. All three of these players have played in the AFC West. So, they know first-hand how loud and how difficult Arrowhead Stadium can be. There is no doubt it is a difficult place to play, and that’s why it was a fourth in our recent venue Power Rankings. The Chiefs are good again, and Arrowhead Stadium is not a fun place to visit for opposing teams.

Raiders Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha along with Marcellus Wiley and James Hasty discuss whether the Broncos should find a way to draft former USC quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Marcellus Wiley recounts a quarterback controversy story from his time with the San Diego Chargers, between Doug Flutie and Drew Brees. Plus, Chris Mortensen has the latest on Brett Favre.