AFC West: Ray Willis
Friday, the team announced veteran tackle Ray Willis retired. He was in the Chiefs’ camp and he was a long shot to make the team.
Willis replaced Tony Ugoh, who retired shortly after signing with the Chiefs early in camp. Like Willis, the Chiefs were looking at Ugoh as a potential reserve. I would think Kansas City will look at veteran tackles after the final cuts are made Aug. 31.
He was held out of practice Tuesday with the injuries, likely because of a precaution. He was at the practice, which is a good sign.
In other AFC West notes:
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
The team has signed former Denver tackle Erik Pears and is visiting with Buffalo center Melvin Fowler. The Raiders are also reportedly visiting with quarterback Charlie Frye and tackle Ray Willis, who both played for Seattle last season.
Oakland is clearly trying to upgrade its offensive line and create some competition at several positions. Frye could be a potential backup option behind JaMarcus Russell in Oakland.
Meanwhile, free agent guard Cooper Carlisle is talking to several teams including Oakland. A deal could come this week.