Late night (OK, early morning) notes on a Wild Wednesday:
Add the Houston Texans to the teams that are making a big run at Nnamdi Asomugha. The Texans join the Jets and 49ers as teams currently scrambling to pay Asomugha big dollars. Houston’s foray into the Asomugha party is not a surprise. They’ve been expected to make a run. The more teams making serious bids, the more money it will take to get him.
I get the feeling his agents are sitting back and letting the ledger rise. Meanwhile, ESPN’s John Clayton points out a couple of reasons why an Asomugha move to San Francisco is very possible.
The Denver Post reports that no deal is imminent between the Broncos and the Dolphins for quarterback Kyle Orton, and Orton is expected to practice in Denver on Thursday. Still, this is a fluid situation that can change quickly.
Around the division:
Broncos safety Brian Dawkins told reporters in Denver on Wednesday that he is in the process of restructuring his contract, which will keep him with the team.
Denver defensive end Elvis Dumervil proclaimed that he is 100 percent healthy. He suffered a torn pectoral muscle last August and missed the entire 2010 season. He is moving back to defensive end as the Broncos transition to the 4-3 defense this season.
After making linebacker Jonas Mouton the first second-round pick to sign earlier Wednesday, the Chargers signed tackle Stephen Schilling (sixth round) and linebacker Andrew Gachkar (seventh round) later in the evening.
The Chargers re-signed outside linebacker Antwan Barnes. He is a good situational pass-rusher who has some solid ability. Meanwhile, Kevin Burnett may be pricing himself out of San Diego. He could end up in Miami.
New Oakland head coach Hue Jackson showed his usual zeal when he met the media Wednesday.
The Broncos have signed four draft picks and are hopeful the entire class will be signed soon. Denver starts training camp Thursday morning.
The Raiders have four draft picks in the fold.