AFC West notes

Denver star left tackle Ryan Clady told a Denver radio station he will not be at minicamp this week. He did say he will likely attend training camp. That plan is consistent with what Clady has been saying. He has yet to sign his franchise tag.

The Broncos have expressed several times they want to give him a long-term deal. Clady is still recovering from a rotator cuff injury.

UPDATE: The NFL Network reported the Broncos have had their first contract talks of the year with Clady on Monday. I’d expect talks to continue through the summer.

The Los Angeles Times reported former San Diego linebacker Shawne Merirman was hospitalized Sunday night. Merirman tweeted Monday morning that he was dehydrated.

ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting former Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell will get a workout with Baltimore. He worked out for the Bears on Friday. Russell has been out of the NFL since Oakland cut him in May 2010.