Mailbag: Brandon Carr to San Diego?

Mid-week mail call:

Jesse from San Antonio wants to know if I think the Chargers could sign Kansas City cornerback Brandon Carr.

Bill Williamson: I don’t think so. I guess it’s possible, but I think the Chargers have bigger in-house needs and outside needs at linebacker, the defensive line and at safety. Carr would certainly start in San Diego, but because the Chargers have other needs, they would likely be willing to spend less on Carr than other teams would. I expect Carr to be very popular on the open market and he could command between $7 million to $9 million per season. I just don’t see the Chargers making that type of commitment to a cornerback this year.

Dan from Fort Collins, Co., wants to know if the Broncos could bring back running back Clinton Portis.

BW: No chance. He is cooked. Remember, there have been two regime changes in Denver since Portis played there. I can’t believe this regime would have any interest in Portis. The Broncos will bring in a running back, but it will be a player with more to offer than Portis.

Peter from New York wants to know what type of production the Chiefs should expect from linebacker Brandon Siler.

BW: He could vie for a starting inside linebacker job if the Chiefs don’t address the position early in the draft or in free agency. Siler is back with the Chiefs this upcoming season after he blew out his Achilles tendon in training camp last year after he signed from San Diego. He was a solid role player and a special teamer in San Diego. I could see him filling the same type of role with the Chiefs.