Thursday, March 3, 2011
AFC West union reps
By Bill Williamson
Some players in the AFC West are working hard. They aren’t on the field, but their current work is designed to get everybody back on the field. Let’s take a look at the AFC West union representatives:
Rep: Safety Brian Dawkins
Co-alternates: Guard Russ Hochstein and quarterback Kyle Orton
My thoughts: Dawkins has long been involved in the union. He is one of the most connected players in the NFL with the union. The Broncos will be well informed during this time of uncertainty.
Kansas City Chiefs
Rep: Center Rudy Niswanger
Co-alternates: Safety Jon McGraw and linebacker Andy Studebaker.
My thoughts: There isn’t much star power in this group. But all three representatives are well respected in the locker room.
Rep: Tight end Zach Miller
Co-alternates: Linebacker Ricky Brown and quarterback Bruce Gradkowski
My thoughts: Miller is personally invested in this fight. He needs to know whether he’ll be an unrestricted or a restricted free agent when this dispute is settled.
San Diego Chargers
Rep: Center Nick Hardwick
Co-alternates: Defensive lineman Jacques Cesaire and tackle Jeromey Clary.
My thoughts: Hardwick has long been in involved in players’ rights. He’ll keep his teammates well informed.