AFC West: Scott Young

Broncos add backup lineman

April, 17, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The Denver Broncos have signed left tackle Brandon Gorin.

He will compete to be a backup right tackle. Gorin has played with several NFL teams including New England. Denver coach Josh McDaniels is the Patriots' former offensive coordinator.

Backup offensive lineman Scott Young retired Thursday, a month after signing with Denver.

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Scott Young's time in Denver was short.

The offensive lineman retired from the NFL on Thursday. The team is expected to announce his decision Thursday. He signed with Denver as a free agent March 13 and was vying to be a backup in Denver.

Young, 27, retired the day before Denver starts a three-day voluntary minicamp. Young played in Philadelphia from 2005 to 2007 and played in Cleveland last season.

AFC West news and notes

March, 13, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

• The Raiders' spat to with former coach Lane Kiffin has gone to the next level. The grievance has been in the works virtually since Oakland fired Kiffin on Sept. 30, 2008.

The Raiders maintain Kiffin was fired for cause and Kiffin is seeking the approximate two months of pay he was due after being fired and in between being hired as the University of Tennessee's coach. This one will take some time to play out, but expect the dirt to continue to fly.

• The Kansas City Star suggests the Chiefs keep Torry Holt in Missouri and sign the venerable receiver who was just cut by St. Louis. I believe Holt, like Marvin Harrison, would fit in with every AFC West team for various reasons.

The Sporting News reports the Broncos will meet with Ohio State cornerback Malcolm Jenkins. It is interesting because Denver has more pressing needs with the No. 12 pick. But many teams meet with many players so don't read too much into this private meeting between the two parties.

• Denver added yet another free agent in the form of guard Scott Young. He'll likely compete for a backup job.

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