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AFC West notes: Oakland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was back t…

AFC West notes: Oakland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was back to …

ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
Oakland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was back to practice Tuesday for the Raiders during a bye-week workout. He missed the Denver game after suffering a concussion against Pittsburgh -- a hit that forced him to stay overnight at a hospital. Barring a se…
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  • Chargers sign veteran CB Carr to bolster depth

    Chargers sign veteran CB Carr to bolster depth

    CNNSI.com Oct 2, 2012
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Cornerback Chris Carr has signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers.
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  • Chargers use Peyton Manning visit to sell tickets to Chiefs gam…

    Chargers use Peyton Manning visit to sell tickets to Chiefs game

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Chargers previously tried to sell tickets to their home game against the Chiefs by marketing tickets to Chiefs fans.  San Diego has now adopted an approach less likely to fill up Qualcomm Stadium with fans who will be rooting for the visiting team. …
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  • Total QBR: Peyton Manning soars

    Total QBR: Peyton Manning soars

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    A look at the AFC West Total QBR leaders through Week 4: 1. Peyton Manning, Denver Total QBR: 76.7 NFL rank: 5 Comment: Manning had his best game of the year Sunday. 2. Philip Rivers, San Diego Total QBR: 68.4 NFL rank: 13 Comment: Rivers has had an eff…
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  • WR Heyward-Bey returns to practice for Raiders

    WR Heyward-Bey returns to practice for Raiders

    Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey practiced for the first time Tuesday since being hospitalized by a helmet-to-helmet hit as the Oakland Raiders worked on fixing their problems during the bye week.
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  • Richard Seymour: Raider, finder of silver linings

    Richard Seymour: Raider, finder of silver linings

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Raiders have given up 22, 35, 31 and 37 points in each of their four games, only one of which they won. That’s an average of 31.2 per game, 28th in the league. But Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour wasn’t discouraged by what he saw when he wat
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  • NFL: Week 4 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 4 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • Dan Koppen’s used to snapping to the best

    Dan Koppen’s used to snapping to the best

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    He’s the new Broncos center because of an injury, but Dan Koppen now has the distinction of snapping to two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. He’s giving it to Peyton Manning now, and will see his old quarterback Tom Brady this weekend i
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  • Should Kansas City replace Matt Cassel?

    Should Kansas City replace Matt Cassel?

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Matt Cassel's future in Kansas City is a hot topic. Many fans and media believe Cassel should be replaced as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback after throwing three interceptions against San Diego. What do you think? Should the Chiefs replace Cassel with
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  • Crennel cracks door for Quinn

    Crennel cracks door for Quinn

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    On Sunday, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said that Matt Cassel is still the team’s starting quarterback.  On Monday, Crennel reiterated that position - with a caveat. Crennel said the Chiefs may give Brady Quinn some of the first-team reps in practice t
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  • Chiefs RBs about to have a blast

    Chiefs RBs about to have a blast

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Kansas City Chiefs running backs should not expect an easy week after their issues holding onto the ball in a 37-20 home loss to San Diego on Sunday. Starter Jamaal Charles lost two fumbles and backup Shaun Draughn lost another. Coach Romeo Crennel …
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  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Chiefs QB Situation 00:55

    Blogger Blitz: Chiefs QB Situation

    Oct 2
    AFC West blogger Bill Williamson wonders if replacing Matt Cassel is the right move for the Chiefs

Sports Columnists

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    Oct 2
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    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
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    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…