Per multiple reports, Broncos free agent defensive tackle Mitch Unrein is visiting with the Chargers on Wednesday. Denver reportedly wanted to re-sign the Eaton native, but they obviously haven't yet met his asking price. Over his four seasons, Unrein has played in 54 games (three starts), totaling 49 tackles along the way.
But he only dressed for eight games in 2014, and saw only 46 defensive snaps, easily the smallest workload of his career. Previously, Orlando Franklin left for San Diego, reuniting with head coach and former Broncos OC Mike McCoy.
Since reviving his elite QB status under Mike McCoy, Philip Rivers has seemed destined to finish his NFL career with the only team he's known. However, Rivers is apparently less certain of that:
Asked on Tuesday if he thinks he will play his current contract out rather than agreeing to extend the deal that ends after the upcoming season, Rivers said, “Yes.”
Asked if he envisioned any circumstance causing him to reconsider, he said, “Honestly, nothing.”
Linebacker Nate Irving met with the Colts on Monday but has not yet agreed to a deal with them, according to Josina Anderson. Irving visited with Arizona sometime last week. Last month, Mike Klis reported that the Broncos would attempt to re-sign their 2011 third-rouner.
Prior to free agency, Anderson had reported that Irving was drawing widespread interest from around the league, which suggested he might leave Denver for a better shot at a starting job. But as with the Broncos, Irving wouldn't figure to start for Indy.
The Broncos would like to sign safety Darian Stewart and guard Shelley Smith, according to Mike Klis. Stewart was at Dove Valley on Thursday, while Smith is meeting with Denver on Friday.
DeMarco Murray is visiting Philly with the expectation of signing with them, according to Adam Schefter. Oakland, Dallas, and Jacksonville have reportedly also pursued the 2014 rushing champion.
The Eagles have previously traded LeSean McCoy to Buffalo, had Frank Gore back out of an agreement, and agreed with former Chargers back Ryan Mathews. However, Mathews has not yet signed, and may be headed elsewhere if Murray signs.
Free agent center Stefen Wisniewski is visiting Seattle, according to Mike Garafolo. The Seahawks are in search of a replacement for Max Unger, who went to New Orleans as part of the Jimmy Graham deal.
The Broncos are visiting or will visit with former Ravens safety Darian Stewart, according to reports. The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, who first reported the visit, says it's taking place Wednesday night, while Troy Renck reports that it will happen on Thursday.
A 5-11, 214-pounder, Stewart is seen as a possible replacement for Rahim Moore. Per Wilson, Stewart could return to the Ravens and has also drawn interest from the Giants, whose own free agent safety, Antrel Rolle, agreed to terms with Chicago on Wednesday night.
Denver is scheduled to visit with defensive lineman Vance Walker sometime this week, according to Mike Klis. Walker, who was released by Kansas City on Friday in a caponomic move, was set to draw a $2.7M salary in 2015.
The 6-2, 305-pounder saw only 238 snaps in 16 games, but graded out at plus-6.8 and notched a pair of sacks. According to Klis, Denver views Walker as a potential five-technique end.
Denver is scheduled to host guard Shelley Smith on Friday, according to Mike Klis. Originally drafted in 2010 by Gary Kubiak's Texans, Smith spent two years with Houston, two more with St. Louis, and another with Miami, who released him on Tuesday.
The 6-4, 310-pound CSU alum, who will turn 28 in May, was due to draw a $2.75M salary this season. Per Klis, Smith is first meeting with the Seahawks on Thursday.
It's been suggested that Denver would like Moore back at a below market price, but it's hard to envision that happening at this point.