NFL Nation: Jerruad Powers

USA Today is reporting the Kansas City Chiefs are close to signing tight end Anthony Fasano.

Fasano, 28, had 41 catches with Miami last season. He is considered a solid second tight end. He has good hands and blocks well. The Chiefs’ starter is Tony Moeaki. He has big talent, but he has had difficulty staying healthy.

The Chiefs cut Kevin Boss because of health issues. So a Fasano signing makes sense for the Chiefs.

Meanwhile, the agent for Jets defensive lineman Mike DeVito said he will visit the Chiefs. DeVito played for new Kansas City defensive coordinator Bob Sutton with the Jets. DeVito is considered a stout defensive lineman.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Pittsburgh running back Rashard Mendenhall may choose between the Denver Broncos and the Arizona Cardinals and he will visit both teams. He has a history with new Arizona coach Bruce Arians in Pittsburgh.

Schefter is also reporting the Broncos will visit with cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. He’d be a pretty nice get for Denver.

NFL Network is reporting Colts cornerback Jerraud Powers will visit the Cardinals and the Chargers. The Chargers have expressed a lot of interest.

*UPDATE: Schefter reports the Fasano deal is done in Kansas City.
The San Diego Chargers continue to make cuts as they have jettisoned safety Atari Bigby.

This move is not a big surprise. Bigby, who had 79 tackles last season, was not considered a top starter. The Chargers probably will be able to easily find a replacement. In-house candidates Darrell Stuckey and Brandon Taylor are possibilities. One potential replacement could be former Arizona safety Adrian Wilson. He was cut Friday. Former Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt is now on San Diego’s staff.

Thursday, San Diego cut linebacker Takeo Spikes. The Chargers also will likely cut defensive tackle Antonio Garay and left tackle Jared Gaither.

As for free agency, don’t be surprised if the team shows interest in Colts’ cornerback Jerraud Powers. He was in Indianapolis with new San Diego general manager Tom Telesco. The team will let starting cornebracks Antoine Cason and Quentin Jammer test the market.

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