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2017 NFL Free Agents: The best from the AFC West

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By my count, there are currently 43 unrestricted free agents coming out of the AFC West. Some more will become cap casualties, though a few may sign new deals before the free agency period begins on March 9. I’ve been writing reports on all 32 teams and every free agent, so I figured I’d do some more compiling for even more efficient reading of all these teams and players.

Here is the AFC West.

Oakland Raiders

RB Latavius Murray, LB Malcolm Smith, LB Perry Riley, CB D.J. Hayden, OT Menelik Watson, CB Nate Allen, WR Andre Holmes, TE Mychal Rivera, QB Matt McGloin, DT Stacy McGee, LB Daren Bates, S Brynden Trawick, LB Jon Condo

Potential Cap Casualties

DT Dan Williams, OT Austin Howard, CB/RB Taiwan Jones, LB Aldon Smith, CB David Amerson

My complete breakdown on the Raiders

The Seahawks may have interest in Watson, and his injury history means that he could come on a lower-risk deal than usual. I’d place Watson fairly high on my list of potential targets for Seattle. If Oakland releases Howard, Jones, or Amerson, there’s some logical connections to be made. But Watson is the one to watch here.

Denver Broncos

LT Russell Okung, DE DeMarcus Ware, DT Sylvester Williams, RB Justin Forsett, CB Kayvon Webster, WR Jordan Norwood, OLB Dekoda Watson, DE Billy Wynn, DE Vance Walker, LS Thomas Gafford

Potential Cap Casualties

RT Donald Stephenson

My complete breakdown on the Broncos

Okung becomes a free agent for the second time in a year after Denver declined to pick up his four-year option. The good news is that Okung can tell teams that he stayed healthy for a full season, but will GMs be suspicious that they need to keep him on one-year deals to keep him motivated? Or was it just a coincidence that he just had the first 16-game season of his seven-year career? I can see the Seahawks at least making the call to Okung.

Webster is a low-key interesting target for a corner position in Seattle as he ticks many of the boxes they look for, while Stephenson could also be someone of note — if he is released.

Kansas City Chiefs

FS Eric Berry, DT Dontari Poe, G Mike Person, LB Josh Mauga, DE Jarvis Jenkins, DE/DT Kendall Reyes, RB/KR Knile Davis

Potential Cap Casualties

QB Nick Foles, RB Jamaal Charles, OT Jah Reid, DL Jaye Howard, DL Allen Bailey, RB De’Anthony Thomas, RB Charcandrick West

My complete breakdown on the Chiefs

Poe would be a splash move by the Seahawks, and it is possible. That’s the type of defensive tackle they need right now.

LA Chargers

DE/LB Melvin Ingram, RB Danny Woodhead, QB Kellen Clemens, LB Manti Te’o, TE Jeff Cumberland, DE/LB Tourek Williams, RB/WR Dexter McCluster, DT Sean Lissemore, RB Ronnie Hillman, S Jahleel Addae, DE/DT Damion Square, CB Robert McClain, LS Mike Windt

Potential Cap Casualties

CB Brandon Flowers, OG D.J. Fluker, OG Orlando Franklin, TE Antonio Gates, WR Stevie Johnson, S Darrell Stuckey

My complete breakdown on the Chargers

The Chargers have a lot of free agents and potential cuts, but not many that I think actually fit Seattle’s needs at a cost they can afford.