AFC West news and notes

A Denver television station reported that Broncos defensive tackle Ronald Fields was arrested on misdemeanor weapons charges. Fields is expected to play in Denver’s defensive line rotation.

The Broncos and Chiefs continue to be linkedInsider to signing rumors surrounding former New England pass rusher Adalius Thomas. The connections make sense since Thomas fits both team’s needs and schemes.

Fox Sports thinks JaMarcus Russell’s NFL career is over. I still think he’ll get one more chance.

New San Diego primary tailback Ryan Mathews will wear No. 24 for the Chargers. He wore No. 21 at Fresno State in honor of LaDainian Tomlinson, the man he will replace in San Diego. Giving Mathews No. 21 in San Diego would have created way too many distractions for Mathews and for the team.