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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
AFC West news and notes


Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Kansas City linebacker Pat Thomas agreed to terms with Buffalo on a one-year deal Wednesday night. Thomas started nine games for the Chiefs.

The new Chiefs' regime had no serious plans of re-signing Thomas.

Meanwhile, Denver owner Pat Bowlen and Jay Cutler's agent Bus Cook discussed the quarterback's saga some more. Once again, the Broncos' owner admits he doesn't know how the situation is going to play out.

The Raiders' brass, including head coach Tom Cable, studied Cal center Alex Mack on Wednesday at the Bears' pro day. The Raiders could use a center. Cable said the Raiders' No. 7 overall pick isn't too high to take a center.

Still, it would be a surprise if the Raiders chose a center over a receiver or a tackle with their top pick. Mack is considered the top center available in the draft and he will likely be taken late in the first round.

New Denver running back Correll Buchhalter denies buying drugs from a Philadelphia area drug dealer. It will be interesting to see if the league investigates the situation.

Former Denver star tight end Shannon Sharpe weighs in on the Cutler saga in a radio interview.