AFC West: Thomas Howard

Raiders score three comp picks

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The Oakland Raiders received three badly needed compensatory draft picks.

While these picks are far from ensuring the team they are going to get contributors, it does help salvage a weak class. Oakland received picks in the third, fourth and fifth rounds in next month’s draft. Oakland has the first comp pick in the third (No. 95) and fifth (No. 168) and the second comp pick of the fourth round (129). The comp picks will be added at the end of the third-through-seventh rounds. Comp picks cannot be traded.

The picks more than doubled Oakland’s draft class. Oakland has its own picks in the fifth and sixth rounds. It’s certainly not ideal that Oakland has to wait until the 95th pick to join the draft and having two picks in the first 129 picks is a tough road, but the Raiders’ draft is in better shape than it was going into Monday.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year are eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

In 2011, Oakland lost free agents Nnamdi Asomugha, Robert Gallery, Bruce Gradkowski, Zach Miller and Thomas Howard and signed Kevin Boss and Stephon Heyer. Teams do not get credit for comp pick consideration for cutting players.

San Diego will receive a comp pick in the seventh round (No. 248) even though it did suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents last year. Under the league’s formula, the compensatory free agents lost by San Diego were ranked lower than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance). San Diego lost Darren Sproles and Kevin Burnett, while it signed Takeo Spikes and Travis LaBoy.

In total, 15 teams received a total of 32 picks.
The San Diego Union Tribune reports San Diego running back Darren Sproles will soon decide between playing for the Chargers, Saints and Eagles. I don’t think the Chargers are going to offer the moon, so Sproles is probably looking at a smaller deal than expected. The Chargers could use him, but I think the team is also OK if he leaves.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said San Diego receiver Malcom Floyd may be the next receiver to go off the board after Santonio Holmes and Sidney Rice have agreed to big-dollar deals. Schefter reports Minnesota, among other teams, may make a run at Floyd. The Chargers likely will not match a huge deal for Floyd.

The Chiefs just announced they signed six draft picks. They are: Allen Bailey, Jalil Brown, Ricky Stanzi, Gabe Miller, Jerrell Powe and Shane Bannon. UPDATE: Agent Joe Linta just told me second-round pick Rodney Hudson has agreed to terms with the Chiefs.

Here is another connection between defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin and the Chiefs. It would be a great fit.

The Saints have agreed to re-sign left tackle Jermon Bushrod. He had been connected to Kansas City.

Denver signed second-round pick Rahim Moore and now have signed its top three picks.

The Lions have some interest in San Diego inside linebacker Brandon Siler.

The Bears will release tight end Brandon Manumaleuna. The Chargers liked him when he was there. If he could come cheaply, I could see him coming back to San Diego. The Chargers missed him.

Guess we can forget that Chad Ochocinco-Hue Jackson reunion. The receiver is headed to the Patriots. Jackson coached Ochocinco in Cincinnati and the two remain close. Just a thought, but maybe the idea of New England getting another receiver will make the Jets ramp up their effort to sign Nnamdi Asomugha.

The Broncos have their eyes on one of John Fox’s former players to fill a key need.

UPDATE: The Bengals agreed to terms with former Oakland starting linebacker Thomas Howard. He was a backup last year and he was not in Oakland’s plans.

Oakland Raiders cutdown analysis

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Check here for a full list of Oakland’s roster moves.

Biggest surprise: There wasn’t a lot of surprising names on Oakland’s cut list. Defensive end Jay Richardson can qualify as a mild surprise. Richardson’s departure may mean Trevor Scott will play more end. He was an end who was moved to linebacker and was supposed to start at linebacker. However, he played end in the preseason finale Thursday night. Fullback Luke Lawton is on the suspension list and Oakland currently doesn’t have a traditional fullback on its roster. Center Chris Morris was cut and the team announced rookie Jared Veldheer will be the starting center. The smalls-school Veldheer was drafted as a tackle and played on a limited basis at center in the preseason. But he is a better long-term player than Samsom Satele, who will be the backup. Still, Veldheer will have his hands full as a rookie playing center against NFL competition. Still, he is new blood and Oakland needs an influx talent on the line.

No-brainers: The Raiders cut just one of their draft picks, seventh-round pick Stevie Brown. Oakland really likes this class and if resurgence is under way in Oakland, this class will have a lot to do with it. Defensive tackle John Henderson was kept. There was talk he could be on the bubble. But he is too valuable. He may not be an every-down player, but he can help against the run in a limited role. Second-year receiver Nick Miller was kept. The Raiders really like this small, but tough player. With Michael Bush potentially out several weeks with a broken thumb, the team needed veteran running back Michael Bennett. He had a fine preseason.

What’s next: The Raiders could do anything. Remember, they shocked the league by trading for Richard Seymour last year the day after he roster was set. Expect Oakland to look at veteran receivers, including former Seattle receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh. The team could also look for a veteran center to give Veldheer more time to develop. Also, veterans Thomas Howard and Chris Johnson could still be subject to trade talks if the right deal comes along.

Camp Confidential: Raiders

July, 31, 2010
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ESPN.com NFL Power Ranking (pre-camp): 24

NAPA, Calif. -- In each of the past seven offseasons, the Raiders have had a sense of optimism, but it never translated into positive results. Oakland lost at least 11 games each season from 2003 to 2009, an NFL record for futility.

But two days into training camp, the Raiders expect this year will be different.

The main reasons are the team has an experienced quarterback in Jason Campbell and the plug was pulled on the JaMarcus Russell debacle. Oakland believes Campbell will bring out the best in a young offense. Defensively, the team thinks it has the right blend of veteran leadership and youth to be much improved.

Oakland coach Tom Cable, one of the NFL's bigger optimists, is working to make his team believe this is the year. Check out what Cable said on the eve of training camp:

“We’re going to go after the AFC West. I’m not afraid to say that. If they picked someone else for it already, that’s too bad. It doesn’t work like that. You’ve got to play the games. This team will be ready to do that.’’

Added Campbell: “All we talked about this summer was winning.”

Will this finally be the year Oakland, 5-11 in 2009, stops being a bottom-feeder? The Raiders are acting that way in the early portion of training camp.

THREE HOT ISSUES

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Kirby Lee/Image of Sport/US PresswireThe Raiders hope they've found an answer at quarterback in former Redskin Jason Campbell.
1. Will Campbell ignite this offense? He is the key to Oakland's season. If he performs well, the Raiders could win two or three more games than last year.

The Raiders were remarkably better with fiery journeyman Bruce Gradkowski last season than with Russell. It was as if the offense was relieved that the unprepared and ineffective Russell was not on the field. Oakland believes the unit will react just as positively to Campbell, who is more polished and experienced than Gradkowski.

But Campbell must prove he can be a difference-maker. All he really has been in the NFL since being drafted in 2005 is a decent game manager. Washington tried to upgrade at quarterback in 2009 and then succeeded in the offseason by trading for Donovan McNabb. Still, the earnest Campbell has a big arm and he fits what Oakland wants to do in the vertical passing game.

2. Can the Raiders stop the run? Russell wasn’t the only issue in Oakland in recent seasons. The defense was not good. Oakland ranked 26th on defense overall and 29th against the run last season. Teams can't dream of winning consistently if they can’t stop the run.

A big reason why the Raiders, who open the regular season against Tennessee and rushing champ Chris Johnson, haven’t been able to stop the run is they haven’t tackled well.

The Raiders have tried to upgrade their run defense by drafting middle linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive lineman Lamarr Houston in the first two rounds of the 2010 draft. Both players were very good against the run in college. If they can make an immediate impact, the Raiders should be improved. Both got into camp on time and will get plenty of repetitions.

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Wesley Hitt/Getty ImagesDarren McFadden, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 draft, has yet to establish himself as the clear-cut starter in Oakland.
3. Who’ll emerge as the lead tailback? The Raiders have intriguing running backs in Michael Bush and Darren McFadden. Cable has gone back and forth this offseason on what he wants from the duo.

Earlier in the offseason, Cable said he wanted one of the two backs to emerge as starter. Then he said he thought the powerful Bush and the elusive McFadden could share carries. Now Cable said he thinks it is going to be a great battle between the two in training camp.

It really doesn’t matter what the end result is, but what does matter is Oakland finding a successful running system, whether it’s Bush starting, McFadden starting or the two sharing carries.

For all their ability, Bush and McFadden have been inconsistent and the team has not found the right way to use these players.

BIGGEST SURPRISE

The Raiders started training camp with Houston at starting defensive end and veteran Richard Seymour at defensive tackle. Seymour played mostly end last year, in his first season in Oakland. Seymour could end up back at end, but this is an interesting look for Oakland. If Houston can make an immediate impact and Seymour can clog the middle, Oakland will have a solid defensive front.

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

Oakland has neglected the offensive line the past few years and it is still a problem. Yes, the Raiders drafted good prospects in Jared Veldheer and Bruce Campbell in the third and fourth rounds, respectively. But it would be a stretch to expect these rookies to be difference-makers in 2010. If the Raiders can’t block, it won’t matter much if Campbell is an improvement over Russell or if the running game comes alive.

OBSERVATION DECK
    Tom Cable
    AP Photo/Eric RisbergTom Cable is pleased with the team's depth at linebacker.

  • For the second straight year, Cable is having the Raiders go through glorified walk-throughs for the first eight training camp practices. The idea behind it is to have the players soak in the learning aspect of camp.
  • Cable said he has a good feeling about this team because of the way it responds to instruction.
  • Cable thinks a big plus for the team will be depth at linebacker. Among the backups are former starter Thomas Howard (the team is trying to replace him with Trevor Scott) and newly acquired Quentin Groves.
  • The Raiders struggled mightily on offense last year. They scored 17 touchdowns in 16 games, tied for the league’s lowest total. Cable said a goal in training camp will be improving in the red zone.
  • Even though the Raiders are excited about 2009 first-round pick Darrius Heyward-Bey, early camp returns indicate he must be more consistent. Heyward-Bey dropped too many passes last season.
  • The Raiders are cautiously optimistic John Henderson will help stop the run. But Henderson, 31, has been slowing down in recent years, so he will monitored closely in camp and not overworked.
  • Houston is a fun player to watch. He plays with a lot of fire and has a knack for getting on the nerves of offensive linemen. He went at it with guard Robert Gallery on Thursday. Expect more tales of Houston getting in summertime scraps at camp.
  • The Raiders have decent young receivers in Chaz Schilens, Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy, but they are not deep at the position. If Oakland suffers an injury in camp, it must find reinforcements.

AFC West mailbag

June, 23, 2010
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Midweek mail call:

Mike from Oakland wants to know if Richard Seymour will sign a contract extension with Oakland.

Bill Williamson: I think it is a case of when, not if. Oakland needs to extend Seymour to a long-term deal since it traded its 2011 first-round pick to New England for him in September. The Raiders have a history of paying whatever it takes to keep their players. Seymour will stay in Oakland. I wouldn’t be surprised if a new deal is struck this summer.


Brian from Colorado Springs wants to know the status of Denver left tackle Ryan Clady's knee injury.

BW: Clady partially tore the patella tendon in his knee while playing basketball in April. The team is hopeful that Clady will return when the regular season starts in September. However, in the past, it has taken players at least six months to return after having surgery for this injury. So, Clady could miss a few games. If so, Denver will miss him dearly. Clady is one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL.


Chris from Portland wants to know what’s going on with Oakland’s new linebacking crew:

BW: Oakland is looking at starting three new linebackers. It drafted middle linebacker Rolando McClain to take over for Kirk Morrison, who was traded to the Jaguars. Trevor Scott, moved from defensive end last year, is going to be given the chance to replace Thomas Howard at an outside spot and Oakland acquired Kamerion Wimbley from Cleveland to play another outside spot. This has the potential to be a very athletic group and a versatile one. McClain could be a defensive centerpiece and a fine run-stuffer. The Raiders hope Wimbley and Scott provide a pass-rush spark. Still, the two outside linebackers could be challenged in pass coverage.
We are continuing our AFC West position-by-position rankings with the linebackers. It’s a deep, interesting group:

1. Elvis Dumervil, Denver: Dumervil flourished last year in his first season as an outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense. He led the NFL with 17 sacks. He is a premier player.

2. D.J. Williams, Denver: Williams is a very solid player. He is extremely steady.

3. Shawne Merriman, San Diego: Merriman hasn’t been the same since 2007 prior to his knee injury. Still, he is a fine player who could easily regain his pass-rush mojo in 2010.

4. Shaun Phillips, San Diego: Phillips is an active player who always seems to be around the ball.

5. Rolando McClain, Oakland: This is a high ranking for a rookie. But I expect the No. 8 overall pick in the draft to be an instant impact player.

6. Tamba Hali, Kansas City: Hali is a good player. He is one of the better defensive players on Kansas City’s roster.

7. Stephen Cooper, San Diego: Cooper is a tackling machine. He is a very instinctive player.

8. Derrick Johnson, Kansas City: Johnson was in coach Todd Haley's doghouse early last season. Still, he ended the season strong.

9. Brandon Siler, San Diego: This is a young player to watch. He showed very nice play-making ability last season.

10. Larry English, San Diego: English needs to make major strides in his second season. The No. 16 overall pick in last year’s draft was a bit of a disappointment.

11. Kamerion Wimbley, Oakland: Wimbley joins Oakland after a trade from Cleveland. He was an average player in Cleveland, but he does have some decent pass-rush skills.

12. Trevor Scott, Oakland: Scott is an interesting player. He is making the full-time move from defensive end to weakside linebacker as he attempts to replace Thomas Howard. If it takes, I can see him jumping up this list next year.

13. Mike Vrabel, Kansas City: Vrabel’s skills are slipping. But he is such a smart, strong leader that he belongs on this list.

14. Robert Ayers, Denver: Ayers had a very slow rookie season after being the No. 18 overall pick last year. He has to make strides in his second season.

15. Quentin Groves, Oakland: He will likely be a role player after coming over in a trade from Jacksonville.

16. Wesley Woodyard, Denver: Woodyard has to continue to get better but he has solid potential.

17. Andy Studebaker, Kansas City: It will be interesting to see how Studebaker develops. He has some good play-making ability.

AFC West mailbag

May, 19, 2010
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Mid-week mail call:

Willie from Poplar Bluff, Mo., wants to know if I believe the Chiefs have done enough to help Matt Cassel improve in 2010.

Bill Williamson: They brought in offensive linemen Casey Wiegmann and Ryan Lilja. That should help. Kansas City now has a decent offensive line, especially if left tackle Branden Albert makes strides in his third year. Skill-position weapons Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster will help, too. Don’t forget about the addition of offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. I believe Cassel will feel much more comfortable in his second season than his first season in Kansas City. The Chiefs have him some nice toys to work with.

Josh from Seattle wants to know if new Oakland outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley and Trevor Scott will be able to succeed in pass coverage.

BW: Wimbley is mostly a pass rusher, but he can play in coverage some. He is not a star in coverage, but he can get by. We will see how Scott does in coverage in his first full season at linebacker. Like Wimbley, Scott is a better pass rusher than he is in coverage. But he is an athlete, so he has a chance. Oakland clearly feels comfortable with him or it would stick with Thomas Howard as the starter.

Zach from Bellingham, Wash., wants to know if the Chiefs could pursue Patrick Crayton if the receiver is released by the Cowboys.

BW: It looks like Crayton may end up being cut by Dallas. He could pique Kansas City’s interest. Crayton did play for Kansas City coach Todd Haley in Dallas early in his career. So, Haley could be interested in bringing in Crayton. He is an OK player. He had just 37 catches last season. The Chiefs could use another veteran receiver so there could be interest. But Crayton, 31, would simply be a role player for a season or two. I don’t see him being an impact player in an offense at this point.
We had seen this coming since Thursday night -- Kirk Morrison is a former Raider.

The Oakland Raiders packaged Morrison and the No. 153 pick to Jacksonville for the No. 108 pick. The Raiders used the pick to take speedy Clemson receiver Jacoby Ford.

Morrison’s fate in Oakland was sealed when the Raiders took middle linebacker Rolando McClain of Alameda at No. 8. Oakland coach Tom Cable said McClain will start and he called Morrison depth.

Morrison was given a third-round tender this year despite leading Oakland in tackles the past five seasons. He had to fight for his job last season.

Morrison had trouble against the run. Oakland selected McClain and Texas defensive tackle Lamarr Houston in the second round to improve the run defense.

Give Oakland credit for being able to get some value for Morrison. He probably would have been cut soon if he wasn’t traded. Oakland could also try to move linebacker Thomas Howard.

Oakland news and notes

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The news that Oakland quarterback Bruce Gradkowski has suffered a torn pectoral muscle is not the end of the world, but it is somewhat troublesome.

The good news for Gradkowski and the Raiders is that he is expected to be ready by training camp. However, he will likely miss the mini-camp season. Gradkowski will likely be in the mix to be the starting quarterback in Oakland. He needs to work with his teammates as much as possible. Yes, he had a nice chemistry with his teammates when he took over the offense late last season, but Gradkowski needs more work with his teammates. He will be able to catch up in training camp, but the work in May and June is also valuable.

Oakland coach Tom Cable is trying to get the civil suit filed against him by former Oakland assistant Randy Hanson thrown out of court. Hanson has accused Cable of assaulting him during training camp last year. Authorities declined to pursue criminal charges in the case.

Oakland linebacker Thomas Howard has signed his restricted free-agency tender.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting San Diego has shown interest in cornerback Nathan Vasher. He was recently cut by Chicago. He played for San Diego defensive coordinator Ron Rivera with the Bears. Vasher would give San Diego decent depth.

  • Fresno State running Back Ryan Mathews continues to have an impressive offseason. San Diego talked to him at the combine and he could be a target at No. 28.
  • Oakland restricted free-agent linebacker Thomas Howard has not signed his tender, but he is working out with the Raiders in their offseason program. That is a sign of a good faith on Howard’s part.
  • Denver free-agent defensive end Vonnie Holliday visited with Seattle this week. Denver is remaking its defensive front and Holliday may not be part of the plans.
The Denver Post reports the Broncos have brought back running back J.J. Arrington. He was signed by the Broncos last year but the deal was scuttled because he was hurt. Arrington will have a chance to a third-down back.

The Raiders gave backup cornerback Stanford Routt the high tender of a first-and-third round pick.

This is baffling. Why would Oakland do that? Routt is nothing special. He is not a starter. Even if Oakland put the first-round tender on Routt he wouldn’t have been attractive to teams. It just doesn’t make sense.

Oakland gave several other tenders to players. The highlights are a second-round tender for linebacker Thomas Howard and a third-round tender on linebacker Kirk Morrison. He could be attractive for some teams at that price.

  • Kansas City signed quarterback Tyler Palko. He was on Pittsburgh’s roster for two games last season. He will have a difficult time making the roster.

AFC West: Free-agency primer

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Denver

Potential unrestricted free agents: P Mitch Berger, S Vernon Fox, T Brandon Gorin, Nick Greisen, G Ben Hamilton, G Russ Hochstein, DE Vonnie Holliday, CB Ty Law, WR Brandon Lloyd

Potential restricted free agents: LB Elvis Dumervil, OL Chris Kuper, WR Brandon Marshall, QB Kyle Orton, TE Tony Scheffler, DT Le Kevin Smith

Franchise player: None.

What to expect: The Broncos’ restricted class is talented. That will be the focus. It has been reported that Marshall, Orton, Dumervil, Scheffler and Kuper will all get one-year tenders. Marshall very well could be traded. It wouldn’t be a shock if Dumervil gets some action on the restricted market. Miami could be interested.

Kansas City

Potential unrestricted free agents: OL Andy Alleman, S Mike Brown, WR Chris Chambers, WR Terrance Copper, TE Sean Ryan, C Wade Smith, LB Mike Vrabel, WR Bobby Wade

Potential restricted free agents: RB Jackie Battle, QB Brodie Croyle, LB Derrick Johnson, LB Corey Mays, OL Ikechuku Ndukwe, OL Rudy Niswanger, OL Ryan O'Callaghan, S Jarrad Page

Franchise player: None.

What to expect: The Chiefs are interested in keeping some of their unrestricted free agents. General manager Scott Pioli said at the combine the team has been in contact with several of their free agents. Chambers is the focus. The team is trying to keep him. Brown and Vrabel could also return with new deals.

Oakland

Potential unrestricted free agents: S Hiram Eugene, G Cornell Green, T Langston Walker, LB Sam Williams

Potential restricted free agents: LB Jon Alston, OL Khalif Barnes, LB Ricky Brown, LB Jon Condo, QB Charlie Frye, QB Bruce Gradkowski, LB Thomas Howard, RB Luke Lawton, OL Chris Morris, LB Kirk Morrison, CB Stanford Routt, RB Gary Russell

Franchise player: DE Richard Seymour.

What to expect: The Raiders franchised Seymour and signed kicker Sebastian Janikowski to a record deal, so they’ve already been busy. It will be interesting to see how they tender Howard and Morrison. The Raiders could use some new life at linebacker and this could be the start of it.

San Diego

Potential unrestricted free agents: DT Alfonso Boone, TE Brandon Manumaleuna, C Dennis Norman, WR Kassim Osgood. T Jon Runyan, DT Ian Scott, TE Kris Wilson

Potential restricted free agents: OL Jeromey Clary, LB Tim Dobbins, WR Malcom Floyd, DT Antonio Garay, OL Eric Ghiaciuc, LB Marques Harris, WR Vincent Jackson, DT Travis Johnson, OL Marcus McNeill, LB Shawne Merriman, RB Darren Sproles, QB Charlie Whitehurst

Franchise player: None

What to expect: The Chargers have their hands full. It’s been reported they will give high tenders to Jackson, Merriman, McNeill and Floyd. Jackson and McNeill could still attract some interest on the restricted market. Sproles is not expected to be tendered, making him a free agent. The Chargers want him back. But if Sproles hits the open market, the multifaceted weapon could be scooped up quickly.

The week ahead in the AFC West

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With the league year beginning Friday -- the free agency period and trading season begins -- this will be a busy week of preparation in the AFC West. The following is a look of what to expect for each team in the division this week.

Denver

The Broncos have a lot to do. They are expected to give one-year, restricted free-agent tenders to Brandon Marshall, Elvis Dumervil, Kyle Orton and Tony Scheffler.

Don’t be surprised if you hear more talk of a potential Marshall trade this week as Friday creeps closer. The team is expected to listen to offers. An NFL head coach said at the combine last weekend he expects Denver to get a first-round pick for the talented, but troubled receiver.

Kansas City

The Chiefs are working on keeping their own free agents and may extend a free agent or two. An extension for standout receiver Chris Chambers could be on the horizon.

Oakland

The Raiders have to address restricted free agents Bruce Gradkowski, Kirk Morrison and Thomas Howard. It will be interesting to see how Oakland tenders the three players. I can see the Raiders giving Gradkowski an extension.

San Diego

The Chargers may be the busiest team in the division this week. San Diego is expected to give high tenders (first and third round compensation) to Vincent Jackson, Malcom Floyd, Shawne Merriman and Marcus McNeill. The team needs running back and return man Darren Sproles and he is expected to be a free agent Friday. The team is also shopping cornerback Antonio Cromartie. The San Diego Union Tribune reported Sunday he could soon be dealt to Detroit.
Thirty of the 212 NFL players who would lose their status as unrestricted free agents this offseason if the league and its union can't agree on a new labor contract play in the AFC West. They'd be restricted free agents.

Several big-name players from the division on are the list. There is some time between now and when free agency starts, but if a new deal isn’t made (and it seems unlikely at this point that there will be a new deal) it could greatly impact these players.

Here’s the list:

Denver

Elvis Dumervil LB

Chris Kuper OG

Brandon Marshall WR

Kyle Orton QB

Tony Scheffler TE

Le Kevin Smith DE

Kansas City

Brodie Croyle QB

Derrick Johnson LB

Corey Mays LB

Rudy Niswanger C

Ryan O’Callaghan T

Jarrad Page S

Oakland

Jon Alston LB

Khalif Barnes OT

Ricky Brown LB

Charlie Frye QB

Thomas Howard LB

Kirk Morrison LB

Stanford Routt CB

San Diego

Tim Dobbins LB

Malcolm Floyd WR

Antonio Garay DT

Eric Ghiaciuc C

Marques Harris LB

Vincent Jackson WR

Travis Johnson DT

Marcus McNeill OT

Shawne Merriman LB

Darren Sproles RB

Charlie Whitehurst QB

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