AFC West news and notes

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The agent for Kansas City running back Larry Johnson, who has requested a trade, said the player plans to attend the start of the team's offseason conditioning program Monday.

Johnson's stance, apparently, is he will work out with the team as long as he is part of the team. This is a good faith move that could lead to the two parties coming together. After all, Johnson's beef was with the Chiefs' previous regime. So, maybe something could be worked out.

Also from the AFC West:

  • Jay Cutler has been compared to Jeff George in the past. And apparently, George isn't too thrilled about the comparison.

  • The Raiders have set up pre-draft visit with safety Chip Vaughn. The team will likely address that area sometime during the draft.

  • The word out of San Diego is that the Chargers are still hopeful to get a long-term contract extension finalized with quarterback Philip Rivers before the start of the 2009 season.