AFC West: Worrell Williams
Thum has been a Chiefs employee for the past 36 years. Owner Clark Hunt will now be the team's CEO. This is an internal move that has no apparent effect on football operations. General manager Scott Pioli clearly has had a huge role since he was hired 20 months ago.
Chiefs defensive lineman Tyson Jackson will miss a 1-2 weeks with a knee injury, according to a report out of Kansas City. This will be worth monitoring during the week. Jackson, the No. 3 overall pick in 2009, had a strong game against the Chargers on Monday before leaving the game.
There has been no significant progress made in talks between the Broncos and star cornerback Champ Bailey. The team and Bailey began preliminary talks last week, but they are not close to finalizing a deal. Bailey is set to be a free agent after the season.
Denver signed linebacker Titus Brown and defensive lineman Jeff Stehle to the practice squad. Denver cut linebacker Worrell Williams from the practice squad. He is the brother of Denver linebacker D.J. Williams.
Receiver David Clowney has re-signed with the Jets. He recently worked out for the Chiefs.
You have to wonder if Oakland will make a play for fullback Tony Richardson. He was cut by the Jets. Oakland doesn’t currently have a traditional fullback on its roster. Richardson is a longtime standout. Oakland tried to make it work with Lorenzo Neal last year, so maybe Richardson will get a call. It wouldn’t hurt. He’s a pro’s pro.
Here is an updated look at Oakland’s practice squad.
Denver claimed offensive lineman Chris Clark off waivers from Minnesota. Denver cut linebacker Baraka Atkins and running back Bruce Hall. Running back Andre Brown was claimed off waivers from the Giants earlier in the day. Denver added linebacker Kevin Alexander, receiver Britt Davis, tight end Riar Geer, safety Kyle McCarthy and linebacker Worrell Williams on the practice squad. Williams is the younger brother of Denver standout linebacker D.J. Williams.
The Chiefs claimed defensive tackle Anthony Toribio off waivers from Green Bay. To make room for him, receiver Quinten Lawrence was cut. Toribio, a run plugger, played one game with the Packers last season.
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
The Denver Broncos' mock draft:
Round 1, pick 12
Tyson Jackson, LSU, DE
Round 1, pick 18
Chris "Beanie" Wells, Ohio State, RB
Round 2, pick 48
Ron Brace, Boston College, DT
Round 3, pick 79
Paul Kruger, Utah, DE
Round 3, pick 84
Patrick Chung, Oregon, S
Round 4, pick 114
Johnny Knox, Abilene Christian, WR
Round 5, pick 149
Coye Francies, San Jose State, CB
Round 6, pick 185
Brian Hoyer, Michigan State, QB
Round 7, pick 225
Worrell Williams, Cal, LB
Round 7, pick 235
Nick Hennessey, Colgate, G