AFC West News and Rumors
ESPN.com 8 hours agoALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have concluded their final price before playing at Green Bay on Friday night, and coach Dennis Allen said the team has not decided if rookie Derek Carr will play. Carr suffered an injury to his ribs and a concussion…Upvote Share TweetWord from Denver was that wide receiver Jordan Norwood had done enough this summer to have a firm grip on a roster spot as the team’s punt returner and sixth wideout, but that status changed on Wednesday. Norwood injured his left knee while running a pa…Upvote Share TweetENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- As the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans gathered on the two sidelines for the last period of Wednesday’s practice, they had played nice up until that point. There had been very little back-and-forth with any real edge to it in almos…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 11 hours agoKANSAS CITY, Mo. – Some thoughts and observations on Wednesday’s Kansas City Chiefs practice: Coach Andy Reid moved up the start of practice three hours because of extreme heat in Kansas City. The Chiefs were obviously gearing down in preparation for Sa…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 13 hours agoThe Jaguars are reportedly set to add another fullback. The club will sign blocking back Eric Kettani, who was most recently with the Chiefs, Aaron Wilson of National Football Post reported Wednesday. Kansas City waived the 27-year-old Kettani in May. T…Upvote Share Tweet
Forbes: Raiders worth $970 millionESPN.com 13 hours agoThe Oakland Raiders are one of seven NFL teams worth less than $1 billion in Forbes Magazine’s annual NFL financial value rankings. According to the magazine, the Raiders are worth $970 million. There are four NFL teams ranked less. But $970 million? So…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 13 hours agoIt's always a good idea as a television analyst to take a strong stance on a topic, and Tony Gonzalez is definitely doing that. Gonzalez, who retired this offseason and took a job as a CBS studio analyst, said he thinks that the Denver Broncos are going…Upvote Share Tweet
Keenan Allen debuts on #NFLRank at 75ESPN.com 15 hours agoSAN DIEGO -- Keenan Allen knows he's not sneaking up on anyone this year. As a rookie selected in the third round of the 2013 draft by the San Diego Chargers, last season was supposed to be a developmental year for the Cal product. But season-ending inj…Upvote Share Tweet
O-line stability could pay off big for RaidersESPN.com 18 hours agoALAMEDA, Calif. -- Continuity on the offensive line was a struggle for the Oakland Raiders last season. Thus far this preseason, the Raiders have worked with the same offensive line and it has helped build a chemistry that was missing in 2013. The coach…Upvote Share Tweet
Tony Gonzalez: Temptation will be there if a contender calls during seasonprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoTony Gonzalez has taken a job with CBS for the coming season and he’s making the transition from being on the field to being in the studio. He’s making big predictions for 2014, including a possible undefeated season for the Broncos and a victory for De…Upvote Share TweetALAMEDA, Calif. -- As the Oakland Raiders prepare for the regular season, a key for starting quarterback Matt Schaub is continuing to work on his decision making, offensive coordinator Greg Olson said Tuesday. "I wasn't around Matt Schaub in Housto…Upvote Share Tweet
Allen has high hopes for Khalil MackALAMEDA, Calif. -- Khalil Mack hasn’t been dominant yet in the preseason, however Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen is not one bit concerned about the No. 5 overall draft pick. There has been some grumbling that the outside linebacker hasn’t stood out.…Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos' Ball (appendix) returns to practiceThe Denver Broncos got another piece of their offense back Tuesday as running back Montee Ball returned to practice, just two weeks after he had an appendectomy.Upvote Share TweetSeahawks cornerback Tharold Simon was ejected from the team’s preseason opener for punching Broncos tight end Gerell Robinson, but Simon got off without any punishment from the league office. The NFL confirmed to PFT that Simon was not fined for the pun…Upvote Share Tweet
Justin Tuck: No. 89 defensive playerALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders spent money to get better on defense and according to our ESPN panelists, it is working. Two days into a two-week project, the Raiders have two defenders on ESPN.com's Top 100 players list. In last year's ESPN.com …Upvote Share TweetSAN DIEGO -- As a kid, San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy rooted for the San Francisco 49ers. He regularly attended 49ers home games at Candlestick Park, seeking autographs from legends like Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott. Any luck? "…Upvote Share TweetChargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney is not happy with Seahawks tight end Zach Miller, who hit San Diego’s Sean Lissemore with a block that Freeney described as illegal. Freeney said that Miller took a cheap shot at Lissemore’s lower leg. Although…Upvote Share Tweet
Vegas: Broncos, Patriots most likely to make playoffs; Raiders, Jaguars leastBovada has come out with its updated odds for NFL teams making the playoffs, and there are some familiar faces at the top of the list — and the bottom. Their two lowest-odds favorites to make the postseason in 2014 are the two teams that met in the 2013…Upvote Share Tweet
Pitchman Peyton Manning strikes again with funny Gatorade adsMichael Jordan set the bar forever for athletes selling products, but Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning isn't too far behind. Manning is starring in a new series of commercials for Gatorade, in which people come into a convenience store to buy the spor…Upvote Share TweetBefore the 2013 NFL draft, there were reports that Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was infatuated with Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden. McKenzie reportedly liked Hayden so much, the rumor was that he was ready to take him with the third overall p…Upvote Share TweetBroncos running back Montee Ball said that he expected doctors to clear him for practice on Monday, and that apparently happened. Although there has been no official word from the Broncos about Ball’s recovery from an appendectomy, reporters in Denver a…Upvote Share Tweet
Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Denver Broncosdeadspin.com Aug 19 (yesterday)Some people are fans of the Denver Broncos. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Denver Broncos. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Pete Carroll expresses confidence in Terrelle Pryor’s passing abilityprofootballtalk.com Aug 19 (2 days ago)Seattle Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor rushed for 59 yards on three carries – including a 44-yard touchdown run – against the San Diego Chargers on Friday night. Pryor is a freakish athlete and has shown his ability to run around and past opposing …Upvote Share Tweet
Manning Sending A Message?Aug 19Jeff Legwold discusses whether Peyton Manning was sending a message to the Broncos when evaluating their performance during a joint practice with the Texans.
Chargers To Watch SundayAug 19ESPN Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams says he will keep an eye on cornerback Jason Verrett and linebacker Dwight Freeney against the 49ers.
Can Raiders Win In Trenches?Aug 19ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson says an NFL scout believes the team will have some favorable matchups to win games at the line of scrimmage.
Chiefs Tight Ends On UpswingAug 19ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher says the production of the team's tight ends should go up if they stay healthy.
Five Things I Think I Think: San Francisco 49ersAug 20.
Browns QB? Flip a CoinAug 19All along, Browns coach Mike Pettine wanted to name a quarterback entering the third week of the preseason. The third game is when all NFL teams play their first units the most all summer. In the case of a new coaching staff such as Cleveland’s, it’s th…
Silicon Valley VictoryAug 18SANTA CLARA, Calif. — There are two words for the 49ers’ new Levi’s Stadium, which opened for football Sunday afternoon: imaginative and cool. Imaginative, because the Niners, when they couldn’t get a deal done with the city of San Francisco for a new s…
Sweat the Small StuffAug 12GREEN BAY, Wis. — When I go from camp to camp every summer, I often ask what players did in the offseason to get better. In the Packers camp, the emphasis hasn’t been as much about skill improvement. The mantra has been about injury-prevention, and cond…