Evening AFC West news and notes

The Seattle Times looks at whether the Seahawks will deal receiver Deion Branch. If so, both Denver and Kansas City could be options. Because of Branch’s ties with both Denver coach Josh McDaniels and Kansas City general manger Scott Pioli. Reuniting with McDaniels likely would be more feasible than Pioli because Branch had a sticky departure from New England. Perhaps Branch could be part of a Brandon Marshall deal between Seattle and Denver.

The Kansas City Star believes Matt Cassel needs a lot of help this season. I couldn’t agree more.

The Oakland Tribune breaks down the Sebastian Janikowski signing.

I hear there has been little communication between San Diego and likely restricted free agent Vincent Jackson about a new deal. Do not take that as a sign of San Diego not being interested in retaining Jackson. It is. It’s just been a slow start like many other free-agent situations around the league.