NFL Nation: Andy Ried

Earlier Tuesday, we examined whether Charles Woodson would fit in the AFC West. We might be talking about the subject more.

ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that the Denver Broncos will visit with the safety this week.

The interest makes sense. The Broncos could use help at safety, and Woodson would provide strong leadership. The future hall of famer is 36. Denver coach John Fox has long valued veterans. I wouldn’t be shocked if an accord is reached between Denver and Woodson.

Meanwhile, a Denver source said the Broncos are not interested in former Chicago middle linebacker Brian Urlacher at this time. There was a report out of Chicago on Tuesday that said the Broncos were talking to Urlacher.

In other AFC West notes:

The Cardinals are visiting with left tackle Max Starks. He visited with the Chargers last week and is considered the best left tackle on the market. The Chargers badly need a left tackle.

The Chiefs are visiting with defensive lineman Ryan McBean. He is a rotational player.

As expected, left tackle Branden Albert is working with the Chiefs for the first time this offseason. Th sides are trying to get a long-term deal done.

The Eagles will honor former quarterback Donovan McNabb on Sept. 19 when they host the Chiefs and former Eagles’ coach Andy Reid. Reid drafted McNabb in his first year in Philadelphia.

Chiefs make Pro Bowl history

January, 23, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs are Pro Bowl history-makers.

When linebacker Justin Houston replaced Denver linebacker Von Miller (he has a minor injury) on the Pro Bowl roster Tuesday night, he became the sixth Chief set to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Honolulu. He joins fellow linebackers Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson, safety Eric Berry, running back Jamaal Charles and punter Dustin Colquitt.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Chiefs will be the first team to have six Pro Bowl players and less than six victories during a season.

The Chiefs went 2-14 and earned the No. 1 pick in the April draft. Both general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel were pushed out of the organization. The only team since the 1970 merger to send more players to the Pro Bowl with a losing record were the 1981 Falcons. They were 7-9 and they had seven Pro Bowl players.

What does it all mean?

The Chiefs clearly do have talent and there is hope as Andy Reid takes over. The problem is none of the Chiefs’ six Pro Bowl players is a quarterback. It all starts there. The surrounding pieces are in place, but the position that most directly affects the win-loss ledger is lacking horribly.