Scout down, scout down

Check out this video of Denver scouting executive Matt Russell getting blown up by Colorado first-round tackle prospect Nate Solder during the school’s pro day. That’s no way to treat a former Colorado Butkus Award winning linebacker. Oh, and go ahead, underline former. I bet Russell thinks twice about volunteering his services at future pro days.

In other pre-lockout deadline AFC West Friday afternoon nuggets:

T.J. Houshmandzadeh’s future may be cloudy in Baltimore. If he is cut, Oakland could look at him again. He played for new Oakland coach Hue Jackson in Cincinnati. Houshmandzadeh isn’t exactly a top-flight option anymore, though. He will be 34 in September and he had just 30 catches last season.

Denver safety Brian Dawkins talks about the reality of concussions in the NFL.

Oakland has talked to California running back Shane Vereen as part of its pre-draft planning.