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  1. Raiders score three comp picks

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders received three badly needed compensatory draft picks. While these picks are far from ensuring the team they are going to get contributors, it does help salvage a weak class. Oakland received picks in the third, fourth and fifth...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  2. Gradkowski won't start in AFC West return

    Bill Williamson

    It doesn't appear that Bruce Gradkowski will have an AFC West homecoming Sunday. Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis said Thursday that he expects rookie quarterback Andy Dalton to start at Denver on Sunday. Dalton left the opener against Cleveland with...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  3. Is Nnamdi Asomugha closer to a deal?

    Bill Williamson

    We're still waiting for movement on Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, the top free-agent prize on the market. There has been some developments. AsomughaThe San Francisco 49ers are going to unload cornerback Nate Clements. That means they are cle...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  4. Schefter: Raiders in on Goldson

    Bill Williamson

    Well, this is interesting. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Oakland Raiders are in a bidding war with their Bay Area rivals over San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson. GoldsonThe 49ers want the talented Goldson back, but he will not be...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  5. Former Raider Skip Thomas dies

    Bill Williamson

    Former Oakland Raiders cornerback Skip Thomas has died. He died of a heart attack during the weekend. Thomas played for the Raiders from 1972-77. He was an underrated part of a glamorous secondary in Oakland during its 1970s heyday. Nicknamed "Dr....

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  6. What AFC West FA class could look like

    Bill Williamson

    There is still a long way to go before a new labor agreement is reached. But there appears to be progress between the owners and players. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that the expectation is that any player with 4-6 years of experience with an exp...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  7. Examining the backup QBs

    Bill Williamson

    Monday, we looked at the starting quarterbacks in the AFC West. Now let's take a look at the backup spots in the division because there are some interesting situations: Denver As a whole, this is the most unclear quarterback situation in the di...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  8. AFC West mailbag

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Matt Scrivener from Spanghahlem AFB, Germany wants to know if I think the Kansas City Chiefs made a mistake by passing up on Alabama running back Mark Ingram in the first round. Bill Williamson: Actually, not at all Matt. I w...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  9. AFC West avoids lure of QB

    Bill Williamson

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- While the four AFC West teams all made some sound choices on the second night of the NFL draft, no one in the division made a big splash Friday. But it almost started with one. In the minutes before the start of the second r...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  10. Hue Jackson talks draft and more

    Bill Williamson

    I was able to listen to new Oakland coach Hue Jackson's pre-draft news conference Thursday. Here are some of the highlights: Jackson didn't give any hints where the Raiders will concentrate their picks. But he did say the team wants help on the of...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  11. Raiders' QB plan is taking shape

    Bill Williamson

    I wanted to dig deeper into Oakland's decision to give Kyle Boller a one-year deal. Boller is reportedly going to be paid $1.25 million for this season. I think it is clear the team plans for Boller to be the backup quarterback, or at least the pr...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  12. Gradkowski could leave Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    Let's look at some early AFC West headlines: The Oakland Raiders clearly don't value quarterback Bruce Gradkowski this year as much as they did last year. Gradkowski told the Oakland Tribune he did not receive a restricted free agency tender. L...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  13. AFC West union reps

    Bill Williamson

    Some players in the AFC West are working hard. They aren't on the field, but their current work is designed to get everybody back on the field. Let's take a look at the AFC West union representatives: Denver Broncos Rep: Safety Brian Dawkins ...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  14. Sifting through the words of Al Davis

    Bill Williamson

    As usual, Al Davis stole the show on a day he announced the hiring of a head coach. Like the day when Tom Cable was promoted in 2008, much of Tuesday's press conference focused on the team's former coach. Cable replaced Lane Kiffin. Offensive coor...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  15. Chat wrap: Chiefs' chatter

    Bill Williamson

    The Kansas City Chiefs' surprising run to the AFC West championship was a big topic of our AFC West chat Thursday. Kansas City fans had a lot to say and ask as we prepare for the playoffs. Other topics broached included the upcoming coaching searc...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  16. How I See It: AFC West Stock Watch

    Bill Williamson

    FALLING 1. Brodie Croyle's future: Croyle had a chance to make himself some money on Sunday at San Diego. He failed to take advantage of it. The prospective free agent was awful as a replacement for Matt Cassel in a 31-0 loss to the Chargers. Croy...

    Blog | December 15, 2010