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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Horn likes San Diego and Denver


Posted by ESPN.com' s Bill Williamson

Among the teams newly released wide receiver Joe Horn has an interest in playing for includes the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos. His agent, Ralph Vitolo, said he plans to talk to both teams.

"If they are interested in us, we'd be interested in them," Vitolo said of the Chargers and the Broncos.

Of course, Vitolo is not limiting his search for a new home for Horn, who was just cut by Atlanta, to just the AFC West. There are several teams Vitolo and Horn have identified as good fits.

Connections play a key role in San Diego and Denver being on Horn's list. Jimmy Raye is the Chargers' director of pro personnel. Raye's father has a long history with Horn. Denver's assistant general manager, Brian Xanders, worked with Horn in Atlanta.

Connections aside, would either San Diego or Denver have an interest in Horn? He'd be a reserve in both places.

The Chargers have Legedu Naanee and Buster Davis backing up starters Chris Chambers and Vincent Jackson. The Chargers like both players.

Denver has several backup receivers behind young starters Brandon Marshall, who will miss at least the first two games of the season while serving an NFL suspension, and rookie Eddie Royal. They include Brandon Stokley, Darrell Jackson and Keary Colbert. Denver coach Mike Shanahan has a history of signing veteran receivers.

While the Chargers and the Broncos have Horn interested, we'll see if the feeling is mutual.