AFC West and the Denver Broncos: Everyone wants a slice of orange
September 9 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive back Tracy Porter (22) celebrates as he returns an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
And the off-season continues to be an interesting development still! As with last week, this week comes with more interesting acquisitions as teams scoop up free agents. So far this off-season, the Denver Broncos available players and staff have furnished nearly every team in the AFC West.
Let’s recap, shall we?
So far, the best acquisition was I believe when the San Diego Chargers have filled their much-needed coaching position with former offensive coordinator, Mike McCoy. As of Tuesday, the Oakland Raiders announced that they reached an agreement on a one-year deal with former CB of the Broncos, Tracy Porter.
Porter started in the 2012 season with the Broncos, signed from the New Orleans Saints, however he was replaced by Chris Harris after coping from the effects from a seizure he suffered from in August. You can’t fault the guy; he did what most have done this off-season and go with the best offer. “They [the Oakland Raiders] presented the best opportunity for me to get my career back on track after what transpired last season with the Denver Broncos.” Porter said during an ESPN correspondence.
So we have the Chargers and Raiders both with Denver acquisitions, what about the Kansas City Chiefs? Well, they got a head start last year when they gave QB backup, Brady Quinn. Although Quinn and Porter did not see a lot of playing time with the Broncos, everyone deserves a good fit to compliment their talents. The Broncos are no doubt the strongest team in the AFC West, and it will take a lot to take the AFC West title from them. Fear not, there is more to come! So far, little has happened in the realm of trading for picks in the Draft that I have seen. Stay tuned, the ride has just begun!
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