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March 22, 2:00 PM ET
Chat with Bill Williamson

Bill Williamson
  (2:01 PM)

Is there anything to talk about this week?BW.

Pat (Manhattan, Kansas)

B-Dub....Broncos seem to be falling off on fortifying running back and defensive tackle. Should we be worried, and if so, what hope do we have for filling those gaps?

Bill Williamson
  (2:02 PM)

They could look to the draft to add both. There are still some backup RBs available.

Chuck (New York City)

Do the Raiders attempt to sign a linebacker to replace Wimbley?

Bill Williamson
  (2:02 PM)

They certainly need to try, yes.

Kevin Derpton (KC)

what's the latest on manning? did he narrow down the teams he might pick?

Bill Williamson
  (2:03 PM)

Let me check.

Tony in KC (Kansas City---MO)

Bill. The Chiefs need help at QB, DT, inside LB and perhaps O-line. How should the Chiefs use their 11th pick in the draft?

Bill Williamson
  (2:04 PM)

I say DT or ILB. Poe or Kuechly.

Chuck (New York City)

At this point do you see the Raiders signing another starting CB?

Bill Williamson
  (2:07 PM)

The top guys are Tracy Porter and William Gay. Denver is looking at both. Unless the market drops, I think Oakland is set with Bartell and Spencer as the starters.

Chuck (New York City)

With Bush now in Chicago, do you envision the Raiders signing another backup RB in addition to the injury-prone Jones or trying to get another through the draft?

Bill Williamson
  (2:11 PM)

Oakland, Denver and San Diego all need a backup. Here are some of the best players available: Cedric Benson, Brandon Jacobs, Ryan Grant, Joseph Addai, Jusitn Forsett, Jackie Battle and Kevin Smith.The market has been slow so some of these players could come cheaply. I think Jacobs would be a nice replacement for Bush if the price is right.

Bill Williamson
  (2:11 PM)

Oakland, Denver and San Diego all need a backup. Here are some of the best players available: Cedric Benson, Brandon Jacobs, Ryan Grant, Joseph Addai, Jusitn Forsett, Jackie Battle and Kevin Smith.The market has been slow so some of these players could come cheaply. I think Jacobs would be a nice replacement for Bush if the price is right.

Jared (DC)

Denver looking for RB's only in Draft? See Any WR's for Denver coming there?

Bill Williamson
  (2:15 PM)

Likely look at RBs in the draft. I think the added WRS will be vets. Just signed Andre Caldwel. Stokley may be enxt.

Kevin (Kansas City,MO)

With the added strength at OL and all our starters coming back off injury, can the Chiefs or any other AFC West team compete with Peyton and the Broncos over the next five years? Or should we all just take 5 and come back when the West isn't won? UGH can't stand PM why did he have to choose the AFC West?

Bill Williamson
  (2:17 PM)

You are fine. I think Manning will be very good for three years. But the Chiefs are going to be good as well. I really like what your team did in free agency. Manning is the big fish, but Kansas City has done well.

Kevin Derpton (KC)

did you check on manning's fa status? you said you would. thanks.

Bill Williamson
  (2:18 PM)

Yeah, I better get going on that. Thanks for the tip.

Jared (DC)

RB Jacobs to Denver?

Bill Williamson
  (2:19 PM)

I think he has some limitations, but he would fit in Oakalnd to replace Bush. Denver would be interesting, too. He'd go from a Manning to Manning.

Marc (Denver)

With Cassel, Quinn and Stanzi set for the 2012 season, do you see the Chiefs taking a swing at a "franchise" QB in the draft?

Bill Williamson
  (2:19 PM)

I think we may see that next year.

Steven (Atlanta)

Do you think the Broncos would be better off with Mario Williams, Bunkley and Tebow or Manning? Talking about the same financial commitment for each side.

Bill Williamson
  (2:20 PM)

Manning and all of the other pieces they add. No contest.

Sad (Denver)

What are we to do with the extra #15 Jerseys? Should we send them overseas to accompany NE Patriots 19-0 SuperBowl Champion memorabilia?

Bill Williamson
  (2:21 PM)

That would be a nice thing to do.

Marc (Denver)

Is there another single team in the NFL that can match the infusion of talent the Chiefs will get in 2012, with the FA additions and getting injured stars back on the field?

Bill Williamson
  (2:22 PM)

I agree. I'm impressed what the Chiefs have done. Offense is going to be dangerous.

Dallis (Oakland)

Do you see the Chargers grabbing a RB in Rd 2 or 3 in the draft? Outside of a pass rusher, what is their biggest need in the draft?

Bill Williamson
  (2:22 PM)

Safety, DL, guard.

Andrew De Fazio (Canada)

who do you think the chargers will draft with the 18th overall pick? or will they trade up?

Bill Williamson
  (2:26 PM)

They wil probably stay put. They will have alot of choices. However, if they far in love with someone like Melvin Ingram or Courntey Upshaw, they may need to move up.

Francisco (Mexico)

Bill, what's the next move for Denver; unpgrade DT, CB, RB or WR? Which of these 4 positions is better to upgrade in the draft and which could be in the FA?

Bill Williamson
  (2:27 PM)

They are looking at Gay and Porter, so CB may be need, RB and DT are very deep in the draft.

Matt (KC, MO)

With Manning taking over Denver, does any other team have a shot at division title? If so, who would be your pick?

Bill Williamson
  (2:28 PM)

I expect the Chiefs to be very good.

Mitch (Texas)

The colts winning the superbowl! Thats whats up!

Bill Williamson
  (2:28 PM)

OK, sir.

Bryan (hayward, CA)

Why would Payton pick Denver over the 49ers? Seems like the 49ers are more set to make a run!

Bill Williamson
  (2:29 PM)

Elway, the coaching staff and staying in the AFC.

Jeff (MN)

Switching to a Peyton Manning offense do the Broncos really need another RB?

Bill Williamson
  (2:29 PM)

Running game sets up any strong passing game.

Charles (Iowa) [via mobile]

Do u see the Broncos drafting another wideout to help Peyton more maybe the kid Floyd from ND?

Bill Williamson
  (2:30 PM)

They have other neeeds in the first round.

Bryan (hayward, CA)

Back up QB for the Raiders?

Bill Williamson
  (2:31 PM)

I think Matt Leinart is a possibility. if not someone like Dennis Dixon or Josh Johnson could be possible.

Lance (NM)

Can Manning get Denver a SB ring, or does he just set them back by sucking up $60M in the next three years for a couple first round playoff losses, and then leave them rebuilding again?

Bill Williamson
  (2:36 PM)

If Manning is healthy, this is a non-brainer.

Andrew (Indiana)

Do the Raiders have any more money to sign any more quality FA?

Bill Williamson
  (2:36 PM)

We'll see some depth additions.

joel (nebraska)

Any news on KC working on a contract with Bowe?

Bill Williamson
  (2:37 PM)

I think it is something that will be explored in the coming months.

AJ (Canada)

Did Bunkley give Denver a chance to match? That doesn't seem like a contract Denver wouldn't match

Bill Williamson
  (2:38 PM)

I think it was too rich for the Broncos' blood. As the Denver Post pointed out, Bunkley played just 43 percnet of the snaps. That's a lot of many for a part-time paler, evena good one.

Kevin Derpton (KC)

what are the chances RAC puts a bounty on manning next season?

Bill Williamson
  (2:40 PM)

What was that Jamie Gertz, Robert Downey Jr. movie in the 80s called? Oh yeah, Less than Zero.

Bryan (hayward, CA)

Who is protecting p mannning's blind side? It's a scary job

Bill Williamson
  (2:40 PM)

Ryan Clady. He's up to the job.

henry(ca) [via mobile]

Do u see san diego signing any d-line in free agency..

Bill Williamson
  (2:41 PM)

They have an offer out for Luis Castillo.

Lance (NM)

What are the chances KC trades Dorsey on draft day, and what can they get for him if they do?

Bill Williamson
  (2:42 PM)

Late-round pick. Wouldn't be worth it.

Bill Williamson
  (2:42 PM)

Late-round pick. Wouldn't be worth it.

Jesse (SJ)

Bill, how do you see Wiz-II performing at Center ?

Bill Williamson
  (2:42 PM)

Very well. I'm a big believer in that kid.

mike (ny)

is barksdale going to get a shot to start? or is barnes staying there?

Bill Williamson
  (2:43 PM)

Barnes got paid to stay the starter. Barksdale will have a chance to impress the team, though, and make a push.

John Elway (Mile High)

You took away a 5th round pick in your article. I have two 5th rounders and 1 6th (Joe Mays)

Bill Williamson
  (2:46 PM)

You talking about the chart from last night? That came directly from the Broncos.

AJ (Canada)

Any news on Tracy Porter? I'd love to see him as a bronco...

Bill Williamson
  (2:46 PM)

He's in today.

Fred (San Diego)

What's the latest on Ty Warren in Denver. Is he coming back, retiring, released...

Bill Williamson
  (2:46 PM)

He's been hurt a lot, but he may get another chance.

Andy M (CO)

Do you see the Broncos moving up to get a DT in the draft?

Bill Williamson
  (2:47 PM)

It's a deep class. So they may stay put.

ricardo.tx [via mobile]

If chargers dont get rb in free agency when do they draft one with lb and ot takeing precident

Bill Williamson
  (2:47 PM)

Probbaly look for a running back in the third round or so. I like Curtis Brinkley, by the way.

Kevin P (ABQ, NM)

Bill, who are the Broncos looking to add as a backup to Manning? Also what is the latest on all of the former Colts going to Denver (Saturday, Addai, Stokley, Tamme, ect.)

Bill Williamson
  (2:48 PM)

Keep on an eye on former SD backup Billy Volek.Saturday and Tamme are visitng thus far.

Jason (San Diego)

Is there anyone else left on the o line that the chargers could target?

Bill Williamson
  (2:49 PM)

Depth guys.

Ed (San Diego)

AJ Smith better get a couple more pass rushers in here via FA or draft. Would love to see Nick Perry drafted

Bill Williamson
  (2:50 PM)

Not much left in FA. Perry, Mercilus are possibilities at No. 18.

ChiefSampson (Rhode Island)

Do you think Decastro at G is a good move for KC @11 or possibly Poe? Or would it be better to trade back if the opportunity arises?

Bill Williamson
  (2:50 PM)

I'd take Poe. Much bigger need.

Rob (Denver)

Are there any DT free agents left worth looking at?

Bill Williamson
  (2:50 PM)

Frank,in, Garay, laws, Sims.

Tom (L.A.)

Is there any indication Denver is looking at Mike Wallace? I certainly think he's worth the #25 pick in the draft to team up with Peyton.

Bill Williamson
  (2:51 PM)

I wrote the otehr day that it could be a good ide.a But the cost may make ita longshot.

Dave (Denver)

Tomlinson to the Broncos. Good fit?

Bill Williamson
  (2:52 PM)

I don't see it.

Luke (Denver)

Do the Broncos draft a QB? Brock Osweiler if he is available?

Bill Williamson
  (2:53 PM)

I think they like him. But I don't think Denver needs to take a QB too early this year. They ahve other needs.

Mike (Tampa) [via mobile]

Are the Raiders close to signing Branch long term? Any chance E.J. Henderson becomes a Raider?

Bill Williamson
  (2:54 PM)

Branch will be addressed later. They have other holes to fill. I have long thought Henderson could be a nice fit for Oakland.

mikee (raytown MO)

advice for kc, raiders, sd fans who will have to put up with Manning mania for the next several years?

Bill Williamson
  (2:54 PM)

Go beat him.

John (Oakland NJ)

With the salary problems and no dfraft picks it looks like a loooooong year for The Raiders?

Bill Williamson
  (2:55 PM)

It hasn't been a great offseason, but there is still talent there. Health is the key.

Jerry (Ohio)

Will Tim Tebow succeed at the Jets this year

Bill Williamson
  (2:56 PM)

I think that a bad fit. It's going to be fascinating to see that deal this year. Do the Jets think they stole the Giants' thunder by getting Tebow?

Hester Fan (LA)

Do you think Jacob Hester will be resigned with the Chargers? If not, do you think he will be picked up by anyone?

Bill Williamson
  (2:57 PM)

They have an offer out for him. I think his market may be small. Good special teamer, though and role offensive player.

Jeff (Chattanooga)

Why would Tebow go where he would not play as much as he did last season

Bill Williamson
  (2:57 PM)

Who was offering him a starter's job?

Brent (Indianapolis)

Any good Raiders left for the Bears to sign?

Bill Williamson
  (2:58 PM)

No kidding.

Dan S (Oregon)

If DeCastro is available at 18, do the bolts take him over a top Def player?

Bill Williamson
  (2:58 PM)

If all the top pass rushers are gone. DeCastro is going to be a stud and he'sa steal at No. 18. But the Chargers really need a pass-rusher.

Pelle (Sweden)

Do you think Saturday and Stokley will be upgrades at their age? I remember the last time the Broncos brought in a bunch of player based on which team they had been on before, and that didn't end too good, did it?

Bill Williamson
  (2:59 PM)

It'd be all about Manning's comfort level. That's important.

Bob (Oakland)

Are you at all surprised that Oakland couldn't offer what Bush got in CHI? Seems like it was a more reasonable price than originally expected.

Bill Williamson
  (3:00 PM)

Yeha, but it was still too much for Oakland because of the other needs.

Bill Williamson
  (3:01 PM)

Greta hour folks, thanks. Talk to you next week.