AFC West News And Rumors: Raiders, Chiefs Lose Their Own; Denver Adds Big Names; Chargers Quiet

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Dec 8, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown (31) avoids a tackle by Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker James Harrison (92) during the first quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

A lot of stuff went down around the AFC West after only one day of free agency. Here’s a round-up of all the news, rumors, and information from around the division. 


Signings: RB Donald Brown (three years, $10.5 million with $4 million guaranteed)

Cap Space: $5.8 million (Does not include Brown signing.)

San Diego does not have much salary cap room to be active so it was not a surprise they did not make any big moves. What was a surprise is they used what little room they had on former Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown. Brown, who turns 27 in April, will serve as a backup to Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead.

San Diego is likely to lose Ronnie Brown to free agency and Mathews is a free agent next year but it would seem like the Chargers could get a better third-string option late in the draft or in undrafted free agency. With that said, San Diego has to like their running back depth after the signing.

In terms of rumors, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun says Kavell Conner is scheduled to make a visit today. Conner would serve as a backup to Donald Butler and Manti Te’o.