AFC West notes

NFL.com's Jason La Canfora expects Vincent Jackson to stay in San Diego, perhaps after being franchised. I believe the Chargers could give him the franchise tag, but they’d rather not because they have other goals and tagging JAckson would cost $13.7 million this season.

Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie indicated that more players could be cut in Oakland as the Raiders adjust their salary cap. Cornerback Stanford Routt has already been cut and he signed with Kansas City. Among the candidates to be cut or have their contracts restructured include safety Michael Huff, defensive linemen John Henderson and Tommy Kelly and linebacker Aaron Curry.

The Chargers could potentially move down from No. 18 to compile more picks.

Carolina has signed former San Diego pass-rusher Jyles Tucker. He reunites with former San Diego defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, who is the Panthers’ head coach.