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  1. Baldwin for Jenkins: Why not?

    Bill Williamson

    In the end, Monday's trade of receivers Jon Baldwin and A.J. Jenkins may simply go down as a swap of first-round busts. But as of now, Monday's trade between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers is a worthwhile attempt to salvage som...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  2. AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    Is former Oakland bust JaMarcus Russell on his way back to the NFL? reports there is considerable interest in Russell, who is attempting a comeback after being cut by the Raiders three years ago. My take: I'll believe it when I see it. ...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  3. McClain saga reportedly almost over

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Raiders are expected to finally cut loose massive bust Rolando McClain on Tuesday when the league's new fiscal year begins. The paper explains that McClain's $7.26 million dead-money salary-cap hit coul...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  4. Mailbag: Is Mike Mitchell a bust?

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Brad Seraphin from San Diego wants to know if I think San Diego Chargers linebacker Jonas Mouton will contribute this season after missing most of his rookie year with a shoulder injury. Bill Williamson: He is a player the Ch...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  5. Broncos: Backup QB plan

    Bill Williamson

    Assessing the Broncos' backup QB situation if Peyton Manning is injured and misses time. Caleb Hanie was a bust in Chicago, but the Broncos believe he fits their system and he can be a solid backup to Manning this year. He is big and strong and ha...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  6. Is Rod Smith HOF worthy?

    Bill Williamson

    When he watched his quarterback go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004, Rod Smith wondered if his bust would be bronzed next to John Elway's some day. Now that he's entered the Denver Broncos' ring of fame, the rag-to-riches receiver still ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  7. Mailbag: Give Poe a chance

    Bill Williamson

    Midweek mail call: John from Kansas City wants to know if I think Kansas City's top pick, Dontari Poe, will be a sure bust. Bill Williamson: I find it a bit amusing that the consensus is that Poe will not succeed in the NFL. It's as if the poor...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  8. Pryor doesn't follow Russell's footsteps

    Bill Williamson

    Terrelle Pryor is wearing No. 6 in Oakland. He wore No. 2 at Ohio State. The last player to wear No. 2 in Oakland was bust quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Nobody is ready to see that number behind center for in the Silver and Black quite yet. It's kind...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  9. Too early to call Tyson Jackson a bust

    Bill Williamson

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The 2009 NFL draft was not a good one. Several second- and third-round picks have already been cut. The class took its most serious hit Monday when the Buffalo Bills jettisoned defensive end/linebacker Aaron Maybin. He was the N...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  10. Broncos hope for bust to boon

    Bill Williamson

    Former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan was famous for signing former first-round busts in a desperate attempt to upgrade his defensive line. Three years after Shanahan's firing and the Broncos are still employing that tactic. The Denver Post...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  11. JaMarcus Russell: A year later

    Bill Williamson

    It was exactly one year ago that the Oakland Raiders liberated themselves from the greatest draft bust in NFL history. Happy anniversary, Raider Nation. On May 6, 2010, the Raiders decided it was no longer worth keeping JaMarcus Russell around ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  12. Report: Russell saga takes another turn

    Bill Williamson

    The woeful JaMarcus Russell tale has reportedly taken another pitiful turn. The man in charge of keeping Russell from bottoming out has apparently given up on saving the NFL career of one of the biggest all-time draft busts. Yahoo! Sports repor...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  13. AFC West's role in QB draft bust history

    Bill Williamson

    Mel Kiper Jr. looked at 13 biggest quarterback draft busts since 1979. Yes, there's an AFC West presence in the piece. Arguably, the AFC West has produced the two biggest drafts busts of all-time: Oakland's JaMarcus Russell and San Diego's Rya...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  14. AFC West mailbag

    Bill Williamson

    Mid-week mail call: Mike from Overland Park, Kan., wants to know if Kansas City 2009 first-round pick Tyson Jackson can officially be labeled as a bust. Bill Williamson: I think Oakland running back Darren McFadden and Kansas City defensive lin...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  15. Report: Jarvis Moss is a Raider

    Bill Williamson

    Jarvis Moss will reportedly stay in the AFC West. It is being reported that Moss has signed with Oakland. He was cut by Denver last week after being a complete draft bust. Moss was the No. 17 overall pick in 2007. Denver traded up four spots to se...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  16. No shocker: Denver cuts Jarvis Moss

    Bill Williamson

    Frankly, I'm surprised Jarvis Moss lasted this long in Denver. The Broncos finally released the 2007 first-round draft pick Wednesday. Moss is a classic NFL draft bust. He never showed any burst, nor did he show an inkling that he'd eventually bec...

    Blog | November 17, 2010