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  1. Starting Menelik Watson is the only choice

    Bill Williamson

    As we wait for the Raiders to make the final cuts, here are some random thoughts on the team: It was no shock at all that Menelik Watson is going to start at left tackle at Indianapolis. What else were the Raiders going to do? Alex Barron? Come...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  2. Worrying about Raiders' O-line

    Bill Williamson

    In an Insider piece, ESPN analyst Matt Williamson looks at the position holes that glared during the teeth of the preseason. The Oakland Raiders' woes on the offensive line qualified as Williamson's second biggest concern. Here is some of what Wi...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  3. Using Watson at LT worthwhile for Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    One of the bigger storylines in Oakland these days is second-round pick Menelik Watson getting a chance to play left tackle. He will start Thursday night against Seattle. I could see Watson being the starting left tackle in the regular season if h...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  4. Lack of top-100 talent cripples Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Today, the Raider Nation rejoices. One of its beloved players is getting due respect. For the first time since our 100 top offensive and defensive players in the NFL project began Monday, there is an Oakland representative. To commemorate his r...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  5. Evening AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    Oakland rookie running back Latavius Murray had minor ankle surgery Tuesday. His timetable to return is unclear. San Diego gave quarterback Philip Rivers his first rest day of camp Wednesday. Safety Brandon Taylor and running back Danny Woodhead ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  6. Raiders DC gets to work with familiar face

    Bill Williamson

    Chase Thomas was considered a top undrafted free agent when he signed with the New Orleans Saints. However, Thomas didn't catch on with the Saints and was an early cut. Now, he will get another NFL chance in a familiar spot. The Oakland Raiders ha...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  7. Poll: Worst left tackle situation

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers have arguably the worst left tackle situation in the NFL heading into the season. The Chargers' issues have been a reality all offseason. San Diego was unable to find a clear answer at the position in fre...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  8. Manti Te'o is still working his way back

    Bill Williamson

    When Manti Te'o's foot injury was first disclosed by the San Diego Chargers on Aug. 10, they said he'd be out a week. Nine days later, the starting rookie inside linebacker is out of the walking boot, but he is not practicing. He is working on the...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  9. Chat wrap: Jared Veldheer's future

    Bill Williamson

    Here are some highlights from our AFC West (sans Denver) chat, held earlier Friday: KANSAS CITY John from Mo.: Should Chiefs fans be concern on how Eric Fisher already had two injuries (thumb, shoulder)? Bill Williamson: Minor and minor. He ...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  10. Veldheer needs extended recovery time

    Bill Williamson

    There appears to be some clarity in the timeline of Jared Veldheer's recovery from a partially torn triceps' injury. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Oakland Raiders' talented left tackle has opted to undergo surgery. Schefter reports the re...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  11. Hope for Jared Veldheer and Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Earlier Wednesday, we reacted to the Oakland Raiders' announcement that standout left tackle Jared Veldheer would be out for at least half the season with a torn triceps. The team said he could miss the entire season. Our reaction was that this wa...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  12. Jared Veldheer loss is a big one in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    In recent conversations, both Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen expressed hope that this young Raiders' team would be competitive in 2013 as it begins a rebuilding journey. However, both men stressed the importanc...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  13. AFC West notes: Veldheer getting MRI

    Bill Williamson

    " Alex Barron practiced Tuesday at left tackle for the Oakland Raiders in place of Jared Veldheer, who has an arm injury. Barron entered camp as a long shot to make the team, but he has had a good camp and could even start at right tackle. Veldheer i...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  14. Camp Confidential: Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    NAPA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders are basically starting over. In the second year of the Reggie McKenzie-Dennis Allen era, the team has hit the reset button. The Raiders kept several high-dollar players at start of the post-Al Davis era in 2012 ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  15. Playing AFC West catch up

    Bill Williamson

    Here are some thoughts from around the division on the happenings that occurred while I was attending to a family matter the past few days: Kansas City Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson caused a stir when he said he thought Alex Smith was the...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  16. The AFC West's top 40

    Bill Williamson

    With our position-by-position AFC West rankings done, we present our annual top 40 list. These are, in my opinion, the top 40 players in the division regardless of position. If you are on this list, you're a pretty nice player. If you are No. 41, ...

    Blog | July 06, 2013