Chargers cut Randy McMichael

In an expected move, the Chargers released tight end Randy McMichael.

A favorite of former coach Norv Turner, McMichael is a journeyman. He is 33 and he had just nine catches last season. He is release gave the Chargers a modest $1,5 salary-cap savings. The team is expected to cut defensive tackle Antonio Garay soon. His release will save the team another $5 million.

In other AFC West notes:

CBS Sports reports the Chiefs are interested in New Orleans backup Chase Daniel. The Missouri product has scouts intrigued and he’s expected to be sought after in free agency. He’d backup new quarterback Alex Smith in Kansas City.

The USA Today reports the Chargers’ medical staff has been cleared in the concussion case of former guard Kris Dielman.

In an Insider piece, here is a look at the Chiefs’ offseason needs.