AFC West: Melvin Bullitt
The Jets are currently considered the 49ers’ fiercest competitor for Asomugha right now. The Jets still have cap room left after agreeing to a monster deal with receiver Santonio Holmes earlier Wednesday. Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis says his team wants Asomugha badly.
While the Raiders wait to see what happens with Asomugha, they will wave goodbye to quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. He has agreed to a deal with Cincinnati.
It was evident throughout the offseason that Gradkowski would leave. He was a favorite of former coach Tom Cable. Jason Campbell will be backed up by Kyle Boller. Gradkowski had somewhat of a cult following in Oakland. Despite his limitations, he did often ignite the Raiders’ offense. He was a good Raider, who always gave the team his best effort. He was the anti-JaMarcus Russell and he’ll always have a warm spot in the hearts of many Oakland fans for that very reason.
- The Raiders signed rookie running back Taiwan Jones, fourth-round pick. It will be fun to watch the speedy Jones in training camp.
- The Brandon Mebane talks are heating up. Denver is one of a few teams trying to grab the Seattle defensive tackle. Denver has a huge need and could pay big to get Mebane.
- Count Colts safety Melvin Bullitt as one of those was surprised by Eric Weddle’s record contract with the Chargers.
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
SAN DIEGO - Some pre-game notes prior to the Colts-Chargers game:
The weather for San Diego tonight is expected to be mild with temperatures hovering around 60 degrees.
San Diego defensive lineman Luis Castillo is inactive. He suffered a groin injury last week in Pittsburgh. Jacques Cesaire will take his place in the starting lineup. Castillo was expected to miss the game after he didn't practice all week.
Melvin Bullitt will start for the injured Bob Sanders at strong safety for the Colts. Sanders didn't make the trip with a knee injury. It is the second straight missed game for the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year.