Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
The Jay Cutler trade saga may be over, but there are still some key players in the AFC West that could conceivably be traded in 2009.
Let's take a look at some players who have been mentioned in trade talk:
Tony Gonzalez, tight end, Kansas City: Gonzalez has been talked about in trades since last October. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said last month that the team didn't want to trade Gonzalez. But Gonzalez countered by saying he is "neutral" to the idea. Gonzalez will likely stay in Kansa City but it wouldn't be a surprise if teams pursue him.
Larry Johnson, running back, Kansas City: Johnson could be released or traded. He previously asked for a trade but his agent said last week that Johnson is open to returning to the team.
Michael Bush, running back, Oakland: I'd be surprised if he was dealt but Oakland has three solid running backs in Bush, Justin Fargas and Darren McFadden. Fargas may be difficult to trade because of his contract. There is no way Oakland is going to deal McFadden, the No. 4 overall pick in 2008. Bush could fetch a decent return in a trade and Oakland would be just fine with a Fargas-McFadden combination. Bush's name has been mentioned in trade talk, but moving him would be risky.
Tony Scheffler, tight end, Denver: Scheffler has reportedly been on the trading block because new Denver coach Josh McDaniels uses a system in which only one tight end is used. The Broncos starter is Daniel Graham. Scheffler, meanwhile, is close friends with Cutler. The former training camp roommates could both be former Broncos if the price is right. Scheffler is a solid field stretcher who could attract interest around the league.
Brian Waters, guard, Kansas City: Waters reportedly asked for a trade earlier this offseason. The Chiefs have said Waters is a under contract and will stay with the Chiefs. Still, if a team -- Buffalo perhaps -- offers a mid-round draft pick, the aging Pro Bowl player could be on the move.
Here are some players who could be dealt around the league and might be attractive to teams in the AFC West:
Anquan Boldin, wide receiver, Arizona: Boldin could be on the move and Oakland needs a receiver. It would take, at least, the No. 7 pick, but Raiders' owner Al Davis loves stars and he loves to make a splash. It could be a fit.
Chad Ocho Cinco, receiver, Cincinnati: The same goes for the Bengals standout who may be finally wearing out his welcome in Cincinnati. Ocho Cinco may be declining some but he could be a solid fit in Oakland. He'd likely cost less than Boldin in a trade.
Brady Quinn, quarterback, Cleveland: The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Quinn could still end up in Denver. If he did, it would be understandable. He fits McDaniels' system and the Broncos are not set at quarterback after the Cutler trade.