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  1. A reason why Matt Flynn may not start

    Bill Williamson

    For now, Matt Flynn is the starting quarterback of the Oakland Raiders. That all may change if Terrelle Pryor performs well Thursday night at Seattle in the preseason finale. While playing against lesser competition, Pryor has shown some promise i...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  2. AFC West salary-cap checkpoint

    Bill Williamson

    At this point of the offseason, salary-cap totals don't mean nearly as much as they did three months ago. But I know there is always interest in cap numbers -- so, thanks to the invaluable John Clayton, I have gotten ahold of the latest figure for ea...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  3. Will Brian Urlacher end up in AFC West?

    Bill Williamson

    On Saturday, ESPN analyst John Clayton was discussing the options for free-agent linebacker Brian Urlacher on "SportsCenter." Two of the potential suitors Clayton mentioned reside in the AFC West -- the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders. I...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  4. AFC West teams: NFL salary cap update

    Bill Williamson

    Via the great John Clayton, I have some updated NFL salary cap numbers for each AFC West team. Remember, the salary cap is always fluid, so this is more of a guide of where each team stands as free agency moves to the second phase. Denver Broncos ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  5. Raiders creating more cap room

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders gained significant salary-cap room by restructuring the deal of safety Tyvon Branch, according to the Contra Costa Times.The savings is expected to be about $4.3 million, according to ESPN's John Clayton. The Raiders had less than...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  6. Holmgren would be intriguing in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders have been looking for a new leader for the organization for months, and their conversations with Mike Holmgren indicate the team is serious about trying to get better in all facets of the organization. John Clayton and I are re...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  7. Remembering a legend

    Bill Williamson

    On Oct. 8, 2011, I woke up at about 7 a.m. PT to prepare for an early flight to Denver to cover a Broncos-Chargers game. Then my phone rang. It was ESPN's John Clayton. He told me word was spreading that Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis had died ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  8. AFC West: More or Less

    Bill Williamson

    After running the numbers, pro football writer John Clayton arrived at a win total for every team in the division for 2012. Is the figure too high, too low or spot on? DENVER BRONCOS: I'm not surprised Clayton has Denver pegged to win the...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  9. AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN's John Clayton likes the bargain shopping the Oakland Raiders did in free agency. &#151 San Diego coach Norv Turner is expecting more excitement from the Chargers' defense in 2012. &#151 The Chiefs have signed undrafted rookie quarterback ...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  10. Clayton not high on most AFC West QBs

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN's John Clayton ranked the NFL's quarterbacks and he doesn't think too much the guys under center in the AFC West -- with one notable exception. Let's take a look at how Clayton ranks the AFC West's signal callers: 6. Philip Rivers, San Diego ...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  11. Raiders lose LB option

    Bill Williamson

    You can scratch Kirk Morrison off the list of possible Oakland Raiders. The former Raider linebacker is headed to the Buffalo Bills. Oakland traded Morrison, who played middle linebacker for the Raiders, to Jacksonville. ESPN's John Clayton report...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  12. Raiders still up against the cap

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders' bookkeepers are surely busy. Today is their April 15. ESPN's John Clayton reports that the Raiders enter the day more than $15 million over the salary cap. Oakland should be able to get under the cap, but it will put stress...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  13. Clayton: Gaither out; Barnes in for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN's John Clayton is reporting the Oakland Raiders have decided not to sign Baltimore tackle Jared Gaither. The team visited with him Friday and it was reported by multiple outlets that he agreed to terms. I'd say the very likely reason why Gait...

    Blog | July 30, 2011
  14. Raiders could be in bad salary-cap spot

    Bill Williamson

    On one hand, Oakland Raiders' owner Al Davis deserves credit for being proactive prior to the lockout and signing several players to extensions. However, there were built-in risks. Davis committed a load of money to 2011 without knowing the salary...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  15. Clayton makes Raiders the Pryor favorite

    Bill Williamson

    Add ESPN's John Clayton to the list of those who think the Oakland Raiders are the favorite to draft former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the supplemental draft this summer. I could see the Raiders being in play, but I'm not so sure the Ra...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  16. AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    In his mailbag, John Clayton explains why free-agent cornerback Ike Taylor worked out with the Oakland Raiders last week in Georgia. Clayton is right on. Don't read too much into it. Did the Raiders have interest in quarterback Alex Smith...

    Blog | June 02, 2011