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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
AFC West news and notes


Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The Denver Post reports the Broncos are shopping tight end Tony Scheffler because new Denver coach Josh McDaniels prefers three receiver, one tight end sets and Scheffler won't fit. Scheffler played with blocking tight end Daniel Graham in double tight end sets in Denver.

Scheffler is a fine down-field option and he could attract interest on the open market. This news may not make Jay Cutler any happier with the Broncos. Scheffler is one of his favorite targets and the two are close friends.

In the same article, the Post reports that Denver receiver Brandon Stokley restructured his contract to keep him in Denver. This is a good move. Stokley is a terrific third-down receiver and a leader in the locker room.

The Chargers are visiting with Dallas linebacker Kevin Burnett. He has already visited Oakland.

Former Denver long snapper Mike Leach will be visiting in Arizona and Seattle. Leach is considered one of the better snappers in the league but he was suddenly cut by Denver when the team signed New England long snapper Lonie Paxton.

This won't make the Raiders happy. When the Raiders agreed to cut running back LaMont Jordan last year, the team asked that Jordan not sign with two teams -- New England or Denver. Jordan signed with New England last summer. Wednesday, he agreed to terms with the Broncos.