ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Trade talks involving Jay Cutler have strained the relationship between the Denver Broncos' franchise quarterback and new coach Josh McDaniels. Before Matt Cassel was traded from the New England Patriots to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, Cutler's name came up in a proposed three-way deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that would have brought Cassel to Denver and landed Cutler in South Florida. McDaniels was the Patriots' offensive coordinator last season when he helped guide Cassel, a career backup since high school, to an 11-5 record following Tom Brady's season-ending knee injury on opening weekend. Cutler, the 11th overall pick out of Vanderbilt in the 2006 draft, told The Denver Post he was angry that his name even came up in trade talks and said he still feels he's on the block - something McDaniels denies. "We don't want to trade Jay. We never did. He's our quarterback," McDaniels told the newspaper. McDaniels noted that the Broncos didn't initiate the trade talks, only listened. Left unsaid, however, was anything about whether the Broncos nixed the proposed deal. Cutler, the face of this franchise, isn't convinced that the Broncos aren't still trying to trade him. "I'm upset. I mean, I'm really shocked at this point," Cutler told The Post. "I could see why they want Cassel. I don't know if they think I can't run the system or I don't have the skills for it. Or if they don't think they can sign me with my next contract. I just don't know what it is. I've heard I'm still on the trading block." ... NFL.com's Adam Schefter reports that free-agent wideout Nate Washington was scheduled to arrive in Tennessee for a visit with the Titans on Sunday and Monday. In his fourth season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington posted career highs in receptions (40) and yards (631), adding three touchdowns for the Super Bowl champions.