NFL.com is reporting that San Diego free-agent receiver Malcom Floyd is close to making a decision and there are about five teams vying for him, including the Chargers.
I know the Chargers would like him back, but they aren’t going to break the bank. So, if there is a bidding war, I don’t see the Chargers playing along. I think the best chance of Floyd returning to San Diego is if all of the offers are similar and he wants to stay in San Diego.
If Floyd isn’t signed, the Chargers will likely look for a veteran receiver at some point.
In other AFC West nuggets:
The Raiders have brought back center Samson Satele. He is good insurance on the line. The team is starting second-round pick draft Stefen Wisniewski. Satele would potentially play guard as the Raiders try to figure out the best mix on the line. It seems the team is continuing to stay away from tackle Mario Henderson because of conditioning concerns.
ESPN’s John Clayton tweets that the Raiders still have to clear $10 million in cap room. With a major need at tight end (Kevin Boss, anyone?), the Raiders better clear the room. While $10 million seems like a lot, it is not overly daunting. Oakland can get there with some restructured deals.
The Chargers tried to reunite a new coach with a former player, but it didn’t work.
In an Insider piece, here are the over/under projections for each NFL team in 2011.
Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel talks about the progress of training camp in a radio interview.
ESPN’s Rick Reilly has a wonderful story on how Kansas City tight end Leonard Pope saved a boy from drowning during the lockout. A must read.
UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the Giants are no longer allowing defensive and Osi Umenyiora to seek a trade. It has been reported that Denver and San Diego had interest. It will be interesting to see where this story goes after this twist.