AFC West Division Update

Check out how the Denver Broncos and their AFC West Division opponents are faring so far in free agency.

DENVER BRONCOS

LB Nate Webster, a free agent from Cincinnati has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with Denver worth around $1.5 million.

DT Gerard Warren signed a six-year deal to stay with Denver. "Gerard joined our team in 2005 and made an immediate impact on the defensive front," general manager Ted Sundquist said. "Players of his ability are very difficult to come by, and ensuring that Gerard remained a Bronco was one of our top offseason priorities."

RB Ron Dayne signed a four-year deal to remain with Denver. "Ron showed us in 2005 that he certainly has the skills to be a productive part of the Broncos' rushing attack," general manager Ted Sundquist said. "His contributions should only be greater in 2006, and we feel he has finally found a place where he can showcase his talent."

RB Mike Anderson, who was released by Denver, has agreed to a four-year deal with Baltimore reportedly worth $8 million.

LS Mike Leach signed a four-year deal to remain with Denver.

FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.

TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Keith Burns; LB Patrick Chukwurah; DT Monsanto Pope.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers): S Chris Young.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: WR Charlie Adams; LB Louis Green; DT Demetrin Veal.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED: S Sam Brandon; RB Ron Dayne; DE John Engelberger; LS/TE Mike Leach; OT Matt Lepsis; DT Gerard Warren.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED: LB Nate Webster.

PLAYERS LOST: RB Mike Anderson; DE Marco Coleman; DE Trevor Pryce; TE Jeb Putzier.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

RG Will Shields will return for a 12th season with Kansas City after agreeing to a restructured four-year contract. Shields, who had been due a $5.1 million salary in 2006, had been in danger of being released.

Backup QB Todd Collin signed with Washington.

FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.

TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Marc Boerigter; DT Lional Dalton; LS Kendall Gammon; DE Carlos Hall; QB Damon Huard; TE/LS Ed Perry; FB Tony Richardson; CB Dewayne Washington.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers): WR Chris Horn.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: OT Jordan Black; DE Jimmy Wilkerson.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: CB Julian Battle; CB Benny Sapp; PK Lawrence Tynes.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED: None.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED: None.

PLAYERS LOST: LB Shawn Barber; QB Todd Collins; CB Dexter McCleon; LB Gary Stills; CB Eric Warfield.

OAKLAND RAIDERS

FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.

TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Calvin Branch; S Jarrod Cooper; RB Omar Easy; TE Zeron Flemister; S Derrick Gibson; LB/DE DeLawrence Grant; DB Renaldo Hill; OG Corey Hulsey; DT Ed Jasper; LB Tim Johnson; OT Chad Slaughter; DT Kenny Smith; S Reggie Tongue; CB Charles Woodson.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE/LB Grant Irons; DT Terdell Sands.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: TE James Adkisson; DT Anttaj Hawthorne; DE Tommy Kelly; OT Brad Lekkerkerker.

UFA TE Jeb Putzier's (Denver) agent Joe Linta told scout.com Wednesday that the New York Jets, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, and Cincinnati Bengals are showing the most interest in his client. Linta added he expects to have a deal completed for Putzier by early next week at the latest.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED: TE Randal Williams.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED: None.

PLAYERS LOST: QB Kerry Collins; CB Denard Walker; DT Ted Washington.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

QB Drew Brees, who the Chargers decided not to re-signed, has agreed to a six-year deal with New Orleans.

S Marlon McCree agreed to a five-year, $16 million deal with San Diego on the first day of free agency. The deal includes $6 million in guaranteed money. The team has not decided if McCree will play free or strong safety.

FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.

TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Drew Brees; WR Reche Caldwell; CB Jamar Fletcher; TE Justin Peelle; DE DeQuincy Scott.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers): OL Courtney VanBuren.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Stephen Cooper; OG Kris Dielman; WR Drew Haddad; LB Matt Wilhelm.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: LB Howard Hodges; RB Calvin Murray.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED: S Clinton Hart; WR Kassim Osgood; DE Jacques Cesaire; LB Carlos Polk; FB Andrew Pinnock.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED: S Marlon McCree.

PLAYERS LOST: QB Drew Brees; OG Bob Hallen; LB Ben Leber; S Jerry Wilson.



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