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  1. What it takes to get rookies signed

    Bill Williamson

    There are fewer than 50 unsigned draft picks in the NFL and just five in the AFC West. The rookie contract format from the new collective bargaining agreement has taken away one of the silliest summertime NFL traditions: the rookie holdout. There ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  2. Ranking the running backs

    Bill Williamson

    In March, we ranked the AFC West quarterbacks after the arrival of Peyton Manning in the division. We are continuing our post-draft tradition of ranking the positions every Monday. Today, we're look at the tailbacks. Here are the guidelines: My ra...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  3. Fox sticks with Orton despite losing skid

    Bill Williamson

    Expect this to be a tradition in Denver on Monday after the Broncos lose: So, John Fox, are you ready to demote Kyle Orton? Fox has been asked the question since before training camps even started. Everyone wants to know if second-year player T...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  4. Fun Bay Area tradition goes by wayside

    Bill Williamson

    This is too bad. The San Jose Mercury New is reporting that the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers will end their preseason tradition of playing each other because of violence at the game in San Francisco on Saturday night. There were two ...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  5. Jackson takes Raiders back in time

    Bill Williamson

    NAPA, Calif. -- In his first year as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders, Hue Jackson wants his players to understand the history of the franchise and the importance of restoring the winning tradition. So Jackson turned on the film. And he press...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  6. Denver Broncos schedule analysis

    Bill Williamson

    Breakdown: The John Fox era will start in the national spotlight. The Broncos will host Oakland on Monday Night Football, Sept. 12 on ESPN on the back end of a doubleheader. This has become an AFC West tradition. The Raiders and Broncos opened the se...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  7. An AFC West presence on opening night?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Tribune looks at the possibility of the Oakland Raiders being chosen as the team to open the season in a Thursday night at Green Bay. It has become a recent NFL tradition that the Super Bowl-winning team opens the season at home on a T...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  8. Final Word: AFC West

    Bill Williamson

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: The Chiefs hope to kick off New Arrowhead Stadium right: The Chiefs are one of the most proud and tradition-rich franchises in football. They put a lot of pride in the renovation of the already terrific Arro...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  9. Henderson worthwhile add for Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders continued their time-honored tradition of adding an aging defensive star late in the offseason. Oakland signed former Jacksonville star defensive tackle John Henderson to a one-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. H...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  10. Halftime notes from Denver

    Bill Williamson

    DENVER -- San Diego has a 13-0 halftime lead over the sloppy Broncos who have lost two fumbles in San Diego territory. Keeping up with recent tradition, this game has been chippy. There have been three 15-yard penalties in the game. Yes, folks, th...

    Blog | November 22, 2009
  11. Miller aims to build on Raiders' tradition

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com Bill Williamson Zach Miller was not an expert on the Oakland Raiders' history of brilliant tight end play when the team drafted him two years ago. He has since become an authority on the subject. &nbsp...

    Blog | August 28, 2009
  12. Miller aims to build on Raiders' tradition

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson Zach Miller was not an expert on the Oakland Raiders' history of brilliant tight end play when the team drafted him two years ago. He has since become an authority on the subject. AP Photo/Paul S...

    Blog | August 25, 2009
  13. Porter could end up back in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson The agent for wide receiver Jerry Porter says the Raiders are "definitely one of the teams Jerry is interested in signing with." "Jerry really respects the organization and the tradition of the ...

    Blog | February 19, 2009