One of the more interesting storylines of this fast-moving free-agency period will be the cornerback market.
The Broncos (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and San Diego (Derek Cox) got things started late Wednesday night with signings. All four AFC West teams went into free agency needing cornerbacks. The Chiefs signed Dunta Robinson on Friday. Even with those signings, the Chargers and Chiefs are probably still looking for cornerbacks. The Broncos are probably off the market. Oakland, which is hosting Cincinnati's Terence Newman, needs multiple cornerbacks.
It is a buyer’s market for cornerbacks and some bargains can be had.
In other AFC West notes:
For what it’s worth, the Raiders are represented at West Virginia’s pro day Thursday. They have been linked to quarterback Geno Smith with the No. 3 pick. But representation at pro days really doesn’t mean much. Most teams go to major pro days.
Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings is visiting Minnesota. There were some reports listing Oakland as a possible destination for Jennings. I think that would be a stupid move. Jennings would take up a huge part of the Raiders’ salary cap and they have much bigger needs on defense.
The more I think about it, the more I think Denver could target a running back with the No. 28 pick. It could target Alabama’s Eddie Lacy. The team is filling other holes quickly in free agency.
The slow market for pass-rushers could persuade Elvis Dumervil to accept a pay cut in Denver. If the deal Denver is offering isn’t totally awful, Dumervil might not be able to do better in a market that is drying up. A decision is expected by Friday.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Detroit defensive lineman Corey Williams has left the Raiders’ facility without a deal. That doesn’t necessarily mean there will be no deal. He is not going to be a big-money player, anyway.