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  1. Raiders banking on McFadden's health

    Bill Williamson

    NAPA, Calif. -- There is no doubt Darren McFadden is 100 percent healthy, now the Oakland Raiders must hope the premier running back keeps his health all season. McFadden looked fantastic on Monday as the Raiders opened training camp. His performa...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  2. Schefter: Raiders looking at Cedric Benson

    Bill Williamson

    I have been waiting for months for this one to develop. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Oakland Raiders are showing interest in free agent running back Cedric Benson. I've long thought this is a logical pairing. The Raiders lost backup Mi...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  3. Have the Raiders fallen behind?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders are one of the most intriguing franchises in the NFL these days. How will the post-Al Davis Raiders evolve? After Davis' death in October, the much-less-involved Mark Davis turned his father's beloved franchise over to Reggie M...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  4. AFC West free-agency assessment

    Bill Williamson

    Denver Broncos Key additions: QB Peyton Manning, CB Tracy Porter, TE Joel Dreessen, TE Jacob Tamme, S Mike Adams, QB Caleb Hanie, WR Andre Caldwell. Key losses: DT Brodrick Bunkley, WR, Eddie Royal, TE Daniel Fells, QB Tim Tebow, QB Brady Quinn...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  5. AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    An columnist reports some scouts believe Peyton Manning began to slide some before his neck injury last season. My thoughts? He's 36. We are not going to see the 2004 Manning, but would you bet against that guy having solid season in the next...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  6. AFC West team needs

    Bill Williamson

    Offseason movement starts Tuesday, when the free-agent signing period begins. Let's take a look at the top needs of each team in the AFC West in free agency and in the draft: Denver Broncos 1. Defensive line: The Broncos could use a stout defen...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  7. AFC West: Free-agency primer

    Bill Williamson

    Denver Broncos Key free agents: K Matt Prater (franchised), DT Brodrick Bunkley, S Brian Dawkins, TE Daniel Fells, FB Spencer Larsen, WR Eddie Royal, QB Brady Quinn, DT Marcus Thomas, LB Wesley Woodyard, P Britton Colquitt (restricted). Where t...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  8. Poll: Best fit for Michael Bush

    Bill Williamson

    There is a strong chance Oakland Raiders free agent running back Michael Bush will leave the team. The Raiders put the franchise tag on safety Tyvon Branch. Bush is very likely headed to free agency, and he could be very popular on the open market...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  9. Mailbag: Tolbert a Bush replacement?

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Jeff Roebuck from Wichita, Kan., wants to know if there is any way the Chiefs could package Dwayne Bowe in a deal to St. Louis in an attempt to draft quarterback Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 pick. Bill Williamson: It's a...

    Blog | March 04, 2012
  10. Will Michael Bush remain in the AFC West?

    Bill Williamson

    The odds now favor Michael Bush leaving the Oakland Raiders in free agency. The team opted to give safety Tyvon Branch the franchise tag. That means Bush is likely on his way to free agency. A key backup, the Raiders would likely want to keep Bush...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  11. Giving Branch franchise tag a smart move

    Bill Williamson

    AFC West readers are getting their wish. is reporting the Oakland Raiders have informed safety Tyvon Branch that he will receive the franchise tag. That all but guarantees Branch will remain in Oakland in 2012. The franchise tag for safeti...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  12. Darren McFadden is in Oakland's plans

    Bill Williamson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- We can forget about the idea of the Oakland Raiders trading running back Darren McFadden. New Oakland coach Dennis Allen indicated that the running back will be part of the team's plans moving forward. There has been speculation th...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  13. Poll: Michael Bush or Tyvon Branch?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders have two prime free-agents in running back Michael Bush and safety Tyvon Branch. The Raiders may have to give the franchise tag to one of the two. Who would you rather the team tag to keep from getting to free agency? Bush i...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  14. It's franchise-tag season

    Bill Williamson

    Earlier this month, we took a look at possible franchise-tag scenarios in the AFC West. The franchise-tag assignment period starts Monday and runs through March 5. Free agency starts March 13. Let's review where each division team stands: Denve...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  15. How Greg Knapp fits in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders have not confirmed's report that Greg Knapp will be brought back as the Raiders' offensive coordinator. Still, here are some thoughts on the pending hire: This is the most important assistant coach on Dennis Allen's sta...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  16. Should Oakland trade Darren McFadden?

    Bill Williamson

    There has been some speculation whether the Oakland Raiders could decide to trade standout running back Darren McFadden to get a first-round draft pick. McFadden may be Oakland's most valuable player and the player who it could get the most for. W...

    Blog | January 30, 2012