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  1. Raiders could get pick of litter on defense

    Bill Williamson

    Perhaps the Oakland Raiders will have the entire defensive side of the ball at their disposal when the No. 3 over pick rolls around in Thursday night's NFL draft. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the word around the league is left tackles Luke Joeckel...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  2. AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    The word is Oakland may be closing in on hiring Johnny Holland as linebackers coach. He was fired last year as the linebackers coach in Houston. He worked with Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie in Green Bay and he played at Texas A&M prior ...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  3. Orton should be a happy Chief

    Bill Williamson

    There were reports earlier Wednesday that quarterback Kyle Orton was trying to spread the word to Kansas City that he wanted to go to Chicago on a waiver claim and that he could consider not reporting to Kansas City if the Chiefs claimed him. Well...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  4. Pre-game notes from Denver

    Bill Williamson

    DENVER - I wanted to get the inactive information up as soon as possible. Now, it's time to riff on that Derek Hagan is inactive. I didn't expect it. The word around the press box is that Hagan is not injured, or at least, he wasn't injured en...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  5. AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    The Chiefs signed restricted free-agent tackle Barry Richardson. Chargers cornerback and punt returner Antoine Cason is now expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a broken finger. He could still potentially be kept out of the preseason. The word i...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  6. Will Chiefs give Prince royal treatment?

    Bill Williamson

    Let's catch up on some of the more interesting visits that have been recently set up by AFC West teams: Denver: The Broncos are reportedly going to visit with Oregon linebacker Casey Matthews. The word around the league is Matthews - the younger b...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  7. Chargers left to wonder when it will change

    Bill Williamson

    SAN DIEGO -- Just because the San Diego Chargers have been here before, it doesn't mean they know the escape route or they are positive the usual late-season revival is in the works. I heard the word "hope" a lot in the losing locker room Sunday. ...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  8. Live from the Broncos' facility

    Bill Williamson

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- I'm at the Broncos' facility and I'm ready for the draft to begin. As the first round approaches, the word is to watch out for Denver to try to trade down from No. 11 to get more picks and perhaps grab Florida quarterback Tim T...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  9. Chiefs and Toomer are a done deal

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson When I departed San Diego on Tuesday morning, the word was still that the Kansas City Chiefs were getting close to signing veteran receiver Amani Toomer. Upon the conclusion of my trip, the word was that To...

    Blog | August 04, 2009
  10. Where does Cutler saga go from here?

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson OK, now what? Cutler Jay Cutler and the Denver Broncos have met in person, which is what everyone wanted. And it didn't work. The word out of Saturday's in-person meetin...

    Blog | March 15, 2009
  11. AFC West news and notes: Cromartie on the block?

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson On a busy Monday night: The San Diego Union Tribune reports that the Chargers would consider trading cornerback Antonio Cromartie if they bring back Drayton Florence. The word around the league Monday night is...

    Blog | March 02, 2009
  12. AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson * The word out of San Diego is, barring unexpected progress, a resolution to the LaDainian Tomlinson restructured contract talks will not be done by the time general manger A.J. Smith speaks to the m...

    Blog | February 25, 2009
  13. AFC West news and notes

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson The word in Denver for the past couple of years was that Denver standout cornerback Champ Bailey was closely watching all the big-dollar contracts handed out to cornerbacks around the league. Bailey signed a s...

    Blog | February 19, 2009
  14. Broncos' moves open up cap space

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson The purge has begun in Denver. The word around the organization was that the bloodletting would be severe in Denver and it began with a bang Monday. The team cut six players and saved more than $25 million in ...

    Blog | February 16, 2009
  15. Edwards praises Chiefs' ownership

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson The Chiefs sent out a long statement from former coach Herm Edwards. In it, it's easy to tell how close Edwards was to the Hunt family. The word was that primary owner Clark Hunt preferred to keep Edwards ...

    Blog | January 23, 2009
  16. Around the AFC West: McDaniels gets paid

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson Denver Josh McDaniels received a rich contract to coach the Broncos. My take: Denver owner Pat Bowlen is a fair man and it is no surprise that McDaniels was given a competitive contract. The word is that ...

    Blog | January 20, 2009