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  1. AFC West teams looking at hoopster

    Bill Williamson

    Will there be another college hoopster turned tight end in the AFC West? The Oakland Raiders are now reportedly working out Wisconsin-Milwaukee basketball player Demetrius Harris. He is 6-foot-5, 237 pounds and he is trying to be the next college ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  2. Raiders cut college hoopster

    Bill Williamson

    So much for the Andre Hardy experiment in Oakland, as the Raiders waived the rookie on Monday. Hardy was intriguing because he was a college basketball player who the Raiders signed as a tight end. With the likes of Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham ...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  3. Caption this: Tiny Tebowing

    Bill Williamson

    Harlem Globetrotters rookie Tiny Sturgess is the tallest Tebower you'll ever come across. Sturgess is 7-foot-8 and in November was recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest pro basketball player ever. He has developed a superstition ...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  4. Hoping for hoops-to-tight end success

    Bill Williamson

    Just because Antonio Gates made the transition from basketball to the NFL, it doesn't mean everyone can do it. Yet, in the past several years, Clancy Barone has seen a trend at the college basketball level. "Antonio Gates made it look easy, but...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  5. Another hoopster in the AFC West

    Bill Williamson

    Julius Thomas won't have to look far for inspiration as he tries to become the next former college basketball player to become a stalwart NFL tight end. The premier tight end in the NFL is San Diego's Antonio Gates, who was a college basketball st...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  6. Another hoops player turned TE to AFC West?

    Bill Williamson

    In a draft diary, Portland State tight end Julius Thomas said he will have a private workout with the Denver Broncos. Thomas is one of the more interesting mid-to-late round prospects. The former college basketball standout is opening eyes. And hi...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  7. Gates is the target of Rivers' affection

    Bill Williamson

    SAN DIEGO -- Antonio Gates equates his professional athletic path to the simple numbers game of romantic logic. Even after a wildly successful NFL career, Gates -- a college basketball player-- admits hoops was his first love and desired game. Sti...

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  8. One player to watch

    Bill Williamson

    One player to watch for each AFC West team headed into Week 4: Denver: Ryan Clady, left tackle: Clady deserves a lot of credit. He rushed back from a torn patella tendon in his knee. Clady was hurt while playing basketball in April. In mid-August ...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  9. You pick it: AFC West storylines

    Bill Williamson

    The candidates are: Clady hurt: Denver star left tackle Ryan Clady suffered a partially torn patella tendon in his knee while playing basketball. The Broncos hope he can return by the season opener. Russell still a Raider: Oakland brought embat...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  10. Denver's options if Clady can't start season

    Bill Williamson

    The Broncos will likely get back All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady for the season opener Sept. 12 against Jacksonville. He suffered a 50-percent torn patella tendon in his knee while playing basketball during the weekend. He had surgery Tuesday and ...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  11. Clady hopes to be back for start of season

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Denver All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady suffered a patella tendon injury in his knee while playing basketball. Clady The Denver Post reported Clady had surgery Tuesday and that the tendon was "only 50-percent...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  12. Chargers looking at the next Gates?

    Bill Williamson

    Knowing it's possible, the San Diego Chargers are open to trying to make a college basketball star an NFL player. The Buffalo News reported the Chargers were one of five teams to attend the workout of Niagara University basketball star Tyrone Lewi...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  13. Gates has two new high-profile teammates

    Bill Williamson

    Antonio Gates is going to be the third wheel in this deal. Gates is going to participate in an episode of Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes." The episode features NFL players who played college basketball against former NBA stars. He has two teammates:...

    Blog | March 09, 2010