AFC West notes

August, 4, 2011
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The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting that free-agent receiver Malcom Floyd is close to signing with Baltimore. The Chargers do not want to overpay for Floyd. They did sign Laurent Robinson, who had 34 catches last year. He isn’t a replacement for Floyd, but he will be in the rotation whether Floyd is back or not.
  • The Raiders signed linebacker Darryl Blackstock. He hasn’t played in the NFL in three years. He played for new Oakland defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan in the UFL. It’s a low-risk look-see. Why not?
  • ESPN’s John Clayton reported that the Chiefs worked out running back Jason Snelling before signing Le’Ron McClain. It is clear the Chiefs were looking for someone to eat-up some carries.
  • Denver coach John Fox said defensive end Elvis Dumervil has looked outstanding in camp. He missed all of last season with a pectoral injury he suffered early in camp.
  • Denver rookie tight end Julius Thomas is catching on quickly. The fourth-round pick played one year of college football after playing college basketball. He is a project, but he is showing that he belongs in the NFL.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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