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  1. AFC West franchise tag options

    Bill Williamson

    The franchise tag signing period will open later this month. Let's look at possible franchise tag options for the AFC West teams: Denver Broncos: Star left tackle Ryan Clady would be a free-agent prize on the open market, but there's no way he's r...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Agent: LB Kamerion Wimbley to sign Oakland Raiders' franchise off...

    Bill Williamson

    A surprise franchise-tag recipient, Oakland Raiders linebacker Kamerion Wimbley is not wasting any time in signing his tender.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  8. Sound-off responses

    Bill Williamson

    I want to thank the Raider Nation for tackling a difficult question this week. We asked Raiders' fans whether the team should put the franchise tag on defensive lineman Richard Seymour or tight end Zach Miller? There had been reports that the team...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  9. Will Oakland franchise Zach Miller?

    Bill Williamson

    Are the Oakland Raiders going to risk losing Richard Seymour? is reporting the Raiders are planning on giving the franchise tag to tight end Zach Miller, and not Seymour. Franchising Miller is not a horrible option. He is a terrific, young...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  10. Who should Oakland re-sign?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders received some potentially troubling news with the development that the contract of superstar cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has unexpectedly voided, making him a free agent who the Raiders can't give the franchise tag to. This news...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  11. Could Houshmandzadeh be a Raider?

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson The Oakland Raiders will get their chance at signing Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh. He will be a free agent now that the Bengals have decided to put the franchise tag on kicker Shayne Gr...

    Blog | February 17, 2009
  12. A look at the Raiders' free agents

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson Oakland Raiders Key unrestricted free agents: Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and punter Shane Lechler. The Raiders can only put the franchise tag on one of these two All-Pro players. Asomugha is the premier player...

    Blog | January 18, 2009