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  1. Players adjust to labor issues again

    Bill Williamson

    SAN DIEGO -- A year after their own lockout ended, most NFL players do not want to think about labor strife as they are enjoying a summer of normalcy. However, once again, they are forced to consider the ugly side of the game. The NFL and its offi...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  2. Did the lockout hurt Tebow's growth?

    Bill Williamson

    Denver Broncos coach John Fox dropped a hint to why second-year quarterback Tim Tebow has yet to hit the field as his primary quarterback. In a radio interview with a San Diego station, Fox said Tebow would have benefitted from an off-season worko...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  3. Weddle, Sanders a safe bet for Chargers

    Bill Williamson

    The two men the San Diego Chargers chose to anchor their defense in 2011 spent their post-lockout time essentially living together. Eric Weddle, fresh from signing a $40 million dollar contract that kept him in San Diego, was in charge of getting ...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  4. Late-summer AFC West checkpoint

    Bill Williamson

    This unusual NFL season is about to start in two weeks. A lot has happened in the month since the lockout has been lifted. With the signing period and training camps over, let's take a checkpoint look at each AFC West team: Denver Key pickups: ...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  5. LB Brandon Siler out for the season

    Bill Williamson

    This is a prime example of why Kansas City coach Todd Haley took it slow during training camp. Haley spent much of training camp working on conditioning rather than hard-core football because of the extended lockout. Haley wanted to make sure his ...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  6. Camp Confidential: Chiefs

    Bill Williamson

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Been looking for post-lockout, smashmouth NFL action? Hope you didn't come to Chiefs camp during the past three weeks. Kansas City's training camp wasn't the most exciting place in the NFL. The Chiefs started very slowly, onl...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  7. Todd Haley is sticking to his plan

    Bill Williamson

    Kansas City coach Todd Haley has taken a slow approach to training camp because of all of the lost time due to the lockout. His starters barely played in a 25-0 preseason loss to Tampa Bay. The team wore pads for the first time Sunday and Haley in...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  8. John Fox is in his comfort zone

    Bill Williamson

    ENGLEWOOD, Co. -- One of John Fox's jobs as an NFL coach is to get to know his players' personalities and traits as well as their football abilities. That's the only reason Fox feels a tad behind because of the NFL lockout. Hired in January, Fox w...

    Blog | August 13, 2011
  9. Observation deck: Chargers vs. Seahawks

    Bill Williamson

    Here are some thoughts from the Chargers' 24-17 loss to Seattle in their preseason opener on Thursday night on ESPN: The first-team offense is nice: The expectations in this post-lockout world have been that established offenses would be further a...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  10. Raiders absorb another huge hit

    Bill Williamson

    The 2011 Oakland Raiders season is not over before it started, but there is no denying the team's outlook is a lot less hopeful than it was the day the lockout ended. Arguably no other team has suffered as many high-profile hits in free agency as ...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  11. Top undrafted FAs in the AFC West

    Bill Williamson

    No one has lost more in this post-lockout NFL world than undrafted free agents. Let's take a moment and give some attention to the youngsters who face a serious challenge in making a roster. I enlisted Steve Muench of Scouts Inc. to list the top f...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  12. AFC West mailbag

    Bill Williamson

    Wild Tuesday mail call: Michael from Sacramento wants to know if I think a lot of free agents will take visits with teams. Bill Williamson: It's an interesting question. Because free agency is going to be compacted because of the lockout, I don...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  13. Evening AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    The Chiefs' employees will get a nice raise after taking a pay cut during the lockout. Kudos to Kansas City's ownership for that gesture. An ESPN.com Insider piece, looks at why Oakland free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will be the top prize ...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  14. Chargers, Chiefs react to new CBA

    Bill Williamson

    The statements keep coming in about the end of the NFL lockout. Here is what San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos had to say: I couldn't be happier to put this behind us and get back to football. I can't wait for the football season start. I r...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  15. AFC West camping by Thursday

    Bill Williamson

    There are a lot of moving parts as the NFL lockout becomes a mere memory. Plans and timelines are subject to change at a moment's notice. But there appears to be a chance that all four of the AFC West teams will report to training camp by Thursday...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  16. Pat Bowlen applauds agreement

    Bill Williamson

    Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen released a statement about the end of the NFL lockout. Here is what Bowlen, who was part of the negotiations, had to say: "I am very pleased with the commitment shown by the National Football League, its owners and ...

    Blog | July 25, 2011