West Notes: Woodson, Chiefs, 49ers

Larry Fitzgerald was considered to be a candidate to be cut this offseason, but earlier today we learned that the Cardinals will not be releasing him outright. That doesn’t mean they won’t trade him, restructure his deal, or extend his contract, but the Cardinals won’t let another team have him for nothing. More out of the West divisions..

  • Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson sounds like he wants to return next season, as Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com writes. The 38-year-old says that he hopes to see the team’s secondary coaches back in Oakland next season. “We’ve got to see if the team wants me back,” Woodson said. “I think a part of it will be what happens coaching-wise. Marcus Robertson has been a big help to me this year, man. That’s one of the things that – depending on what happens with that guy, it would be hard to see me playing under another guy. I hope he’s back, because he’s done a tremendous job with myself, with the other guys in that room. Also, Joe Woods has done a tremendous job. Those guys we work with very closely.”
  • Terez A. Paylor (Twitter links) doesn’t think the Chiefs are far from contending. With improvements to their offensive line, wide receivers, and a shoring up at inside linebacker, he feels that KC can compete in 2015.
  • Paylor (on Twitter) wants to see the Chiefs make a run at Broncos guard Orlando Franklin in free agency. The 27-year-old offers size and a solid understanding of zone concepts. On top of that, signing him would weaken the rival Broncos.
  • With all of the speculation over coach Jim Harbaugh‘s future, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis admits that there have been distractions in the locker room, writes Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.
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