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  1. Raiders DC gets to work with familiar face

    Bill Williamson

    Chase Thomas was considered a top undrafted free agent when he signed with the New Orleans Saints. However, Thomas didn't catch on with the Saints and was an early cut. Now, he will get another NFL chance in a familiar spot. The Oakland Raiders ha...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  2. AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    New San Diego pass-rusher Dwight Freeney is comfortable with how the Chargers plan to use him. San Diego employs a 3-4 defense, while Freeney has excelled in 4-3 looks. However, the Chargers are multiple on passing downs and it should easily put Free...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  3. Raiders' defense going back to Davis years

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Al Davis Oakland Raiders were known for playing man-to-man coverage in the secondary. The late Oakland owner would be pleased. The 2013 Oakland Raiders are going back to those days in essence. The Raiders have to spend a ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  4. Chuck Muncie was a memorable Charger

    Bill Williamson

    Yes, those high-flying San Diego Chargers of the early 1980s were known as Air Coryell. Yet one of the most memorable and recognizable figures on those teams was a hard-charging running back named Chuck Muncie. With a menacing bar down the center ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  5. Oakland cornerback pursuit update

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders' search for a cornerback is taking the next step. Denver cornerback Tracy Porter is visiting the Raiders on Wednesday, according to an NFL source. He visited the New Orleans Saints on Monday. Both teams have strong interest in ...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  6. Wrap-up: Saints 38, Raiders 17

    Bill Williamson

    What it means: The Oakland Raiders (3-7) have lost three straight games and are in third place in the AFC West. Owner upset: The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Raiders owner Mark Davis made some rare comments after the 38-17 loss to the New...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  7. Final Word: AFC West

    Bill Williamson

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 11: Manning-Thomas combination is taking off: Nine games into Peyton Manning's time with the Denver Broncos, it appears third-year receiver Demaryius Thomas is becoming his favorite target. According to ESPN St...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  8. Can the Broncos make the Super Bowl?

    Bill Williamson

    Each blogger is nominating one team from the division he covers that, with seven weeks remaining in the regular season, has the look of a team that could contend for the Super Bowl. I wouldn't have been able to participate in this exercise in the ...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  9. In transit

    Bill Williamson

    I am on my way back from covering the Denver Broncos-New Orleans Saints game on Sunday night. Please check back for coverage around the AFC West later Monday....

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  10. Broncos finally playing at Manning's level

    Bill Williamson

    DENVER -- Three weeks ago, the Denver Broncos weren't playing up to Peyton Manning's standards. Denver's offense and defense were nowhere close to matching the high level of play of Manning, its 36-year-old quarterback who signed with the Broncos ...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  11. Manning, Broncos handling Saints

    Bill Williamson

    DENVER -- The rout is on. The Denver Broncos took a 31-7 lead over the visiting New Orleans Saints barely six seconds into the fourth quarter. This game has been much easier than anticipated for Denver. Denver's defense has been tremendous against...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  12. Halftime thoughts on Saints-Broncos

    Bill Williamson

    DENVER -- Halftime thoughts as the Denver Broncos lead the New Orleans Saints, 17-7. The Broncos should be very pleased with their effort in the first half Sunday night, controlling this game thanks to quarterback Peyton Manning's efficient play....

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  13. Tracy Porter officially out

    Bill Williamson

    DENVER As expected, Denver cornerback Tracy Porter will not play against his former team, the New Orleans Saints, Sunday night. This is the second straight game Porter is missing. He had a seizure in the summer. He will not play until he is clea...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  14. How Porter helps Broncos if he doesn't play

    Bill Williamson

    If Tracy Porter can't play Sunday against his former team, the New Orleans Saints, the Broncos still might get some inside information on the Saints. "He gives us little tips about what the receivers like to do," said cornerback Chris Harris on Fr...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  15. Champ Bailey prepares for a different Brees

    Bill Williamson

    Drew Brees' last game as a member of the AFC West came in the final week of the 2005 regular season. Many thought it may be the last game of his career after he had a major shoulder injury at Denver that day. The Chargers moved. Brees, of course, ...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  16. NFL honors Lamarr Houston

    Bill Williamson

    Lamarr Houston helped take over for the Oakland Raiders in Week 7 and he has been rewarded for it. The NFL has honored Houston by naming his the AFC defensive player of week for his efforts in a 26-23 overtime win over Jacksonville on Sunday. T...

    Blog | October 24, 2012