Early notes: Rosenfels-Raiders update

The Minneapolis Star Tribune, a very solid resource for Vikings news, reports that a Sage Rosenfels trade to Oakland may be unlikely at this time. The National Football Post previously reported that Oakland and Vikings had preliminary talks about Rosenfels, who was the Vikings’ No. 3 quarterback last year.

From an Oakland perspective, I think the best way to read into this is that the Raiders are clearly trying to upgrade at quarterback as both Donovan McNabb’s and Rosenfels’ names have surfaced in trade talks. Neither of these players may end up in Oakland, but the Raiders are searching for quarterback help.

The Denver Post has an interesting look at the journey of coach Denver Josh McDaniels, who has proved to be a polarizing figure.

Exclusive rights free-agent linebacker Andy Studebaker has re-signed with the Chiefs. Studebaker is an interesting player. He made a big impact in a limited role last year. He could be a player who emerges as a consistent playmaker.