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  1. Kaepernick-Newton play for first time

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Cam Newton was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 draft. The San Francisco 49ers had no chance to move up and get him. They happily took quarterback Colin Kaepernick 35 picks later. On Sunday, the two dynamic young quarterba...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  2. Raiders healing process starts for real in '14

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders' salary-cap troubles have been well documented. But after paying the price for years of wild spending, the Raiders will be paroled from salary-cap jail. Next year, after shedding several contracts and being unable to build thei...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  3. Reggie McKenzie receives Green Bay love

    Bill Williamson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Reggie McKenzie's former boss believes the Oakland Raiders are in great shape moving forward with McKenzie taking over as general manager. "I think they got a gem," Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson said Friday at the NFL comb...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  4. Raiders' staff to include Al Saunders

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders continue to go back to their recent -- and unsuccessful -- past to fill out their offensive coaching staff all the while keeping an experienced hand. is reporting that 2011 Oakland offensive coordinator Al Saunders is s...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  5. McKenzie-Allen will run the Green Bay Way

    Bill Williamson

    Maybe the Green Bay Way will prevail in Oakland after all. When the Oakland Raiders hired longtime Green Bay executive Reggie McKenzie to take over as general manager this month, it was expected that they would become the East Bay Packers. But Mc...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  6. Turner, Pagano discuss promotion

    Bill Williamson

    San Diego coach Norv Turner and new defensive coordinator John Pagano discussed Pagano's promotion Thursday. Pagano replaced Greg Manusky, who was fired earlier Thursday. Here is some of what Turner and Pagano had to say, courtesy of the Chargers' pu...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  7. Chargers' moves begin with firing Manusky

    Bill Williamson

    There will be change in San Diego after all. Two days after San Diego ownership made the controversial decision to keep coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith, the team fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky after one season, according...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Does Green Bay model work in AFC West?

    Bill Williamson

    The NFL is a copycat league. When a team has success, other teams study the reasons why and often try to implement a similar plan. Teams across the NFL will likely study the newly crowned Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers to figure out how to win...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  10. Is Oakland's staff taking shape?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Tribune has some insight into the Oakland Raiders' coaching search. The newspaper passes along two names for the open defensive coordinator position -- former Oakland defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan and Jacksonville assistant Joe...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  11. Ron Rivera did his part in San Diego

    Bill Williamson

    While it's never easy to see a coordinator of a unit leave the team, this can't be considered a sad day in San Diego. Yes, Ron Rivera will be missed by the Chargers. But San Diego has to take pride in the fact that he is on his way to Carolina, be...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  12. Potential GM candidates in Denver

    Bill Williamson

    There's a possibility that Denver will hire a general manager to hire the replacement for coach Josh McDaniels, who was fired this week. Brian Xanders currently holds the GM role, but played a secondary role to McDaniels when it came to personnel dec...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  13. Broncos have to end firing game

    Bill Williamson

    The Denver Broncos have to get out of the firing business. This team hasn't been to the playoffs since the 2005 season and there has been an avalanche of change in Denver since. The team has been in a firing frenzy. That trend was started by forme...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  14. Early AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    The San Diego Chargers have signed guard Lee Grimes. He is an undrafted rookie from Texas A&M. He was recently cut by Tampa Bay. Former Denver and Oakland receiver Javon Walker is close to signing with Minnesota. The Raiders cut Walker this of...

    Blog | August 23, 2010
  15. Best Raiders Team Ever: 1976

    Bill Williamson

    Notable players: QB Ken Stabler, FB Mark van Eeghen, WR Fred Biletnikoff, WR Cliff Branch, TE Dave Casper, OT Art Shell, G Gene Upshaw, DL John Matuszak, DL Otis Sistrunk, LB Phil Villapiano, LB Ted Hendricks, CB Willie Brown, S George Atkinson, S Ja...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  16. Omaha team owns Russell's UFL rights

    Bill Williamson

    The Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL want to help discarded former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell resurrect his career. Omaha general manager Rick Mueller and player personnel director Ted Sundquist said Friday that they are pursuing the quarterba...

    Blog | June 18, 2010