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Draft pick signings going slowly in AFC West

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    July 22, 2009 7:25 PM

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

    Below is a look at each team in the AFC West and where they stand in signing their draft picks.

    It has been slow going in the division. The entire AFC West has seven draft picks signed through Wednesday afternoon. Four teams in the NFL have at least eight picks signed.

    Denver
    Players signed: One
    How many remaining: Nine
    When rookies report: Monday
    Toughest player to sign: Second-round pick Alphonso Smith may not be easy to sign. He was expected to be a first-round pick. Denver swapped its first-round pick next year for the cornerback. Thus, he and his agents know the team covets him. He may want a contract worth more than a player taken at No. 37.

    Kansas City
    Players signed: Three
    How many remaining: Five
    When rookies report: Aug. 1
    Toughest player to sign: First-round pick Tyson Jackson was the No. 3 pick. With quarterbacks Matthew Stafford (No. 1) and Mark Sanchez (No. 3) signed to monster deals, the players in between may be looking for huge, huge money. It could take some time to hash the deal out for the defensive lineman from LSU.

    Oakland
    Players signed: Two
    How many remaining: Four
    When rookies report: Tuesday
    Toughest player to sign: Second-round pick Mike Mitchell was taken at No. 47, several rounds higher than many teams earmarked him. Oakland could low ball him. But, ultimately, I think Oakland wants him in camp on time and Mitchell, a reasonable kid, wants to play, so there shouldn't be a big problem.

    San Diego
    Players signed: One
    How many remaining: Seven
    When rookies report: Monday
    Toughest player to sign: It could be third-round pick Louis Vasquez. It could be tricky because everyone in the football world knows the guard has a chance to start. That is unusual for a third rounder heading into camp. So, potentially, there could be some issues here.

    Former San Diego backup center Jeremy Newberry has retired because of knee issues. He had signed with Atlanta this offseason after the Chargers declined to bring him back.
     
  2. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Not worried. The top picks haven't even started signing, once they do, the dominos will begin to fall.
     
  3. SDRaiderH8er

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    its like this every year, 5 days till camp starts, and we need how many signed?
     
  4. Rainman

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    The Chargers wll announce a bunch of signings Saturday evening, and only Larry English wll miss as much as ONE practice.

    So let's relax. If you got 'em, smoke 'em. :tup:
     
  5. Johnny Lightning

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    July 23, 2009 12:22 AM

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

    The Denver Broncos are starting to peck away at securing their rookie draft class.

    Late Wednesday night, Denver agreed to terms on a four-year contract with tight end Richard Quinn, his agent Peter Schaffer said. Schaffer declined to provide details of the contract. Quinn, a tight end from North Carolina, is a blocking specialist. Denver traded up to get Quinn with the final pick of the second round.

    Denver has 10 draft picks. The Denver Post reports that the team also agreed to terms with receiver Kenny McKinley on Wednesday evening. He was a fifth-round pick. Denver now has three draft picks secured.
     
  6. SDChargers1982

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    Follow a good article about the Draft Picks signings...

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