Oakland assistant coach Steve Wisniewski and Oakland coach Hue Jackson react to the death of former AFC West star Chester McGlockton. He was an assistant coach at Stanford at the time of his death. He was 42. McGlockton played six years with the Raiders, three years in Kansas City and two years in Denver before ending his career in 2003 with the Jets.
Denver coach John Fox was also saddened to learn of McGlockton’s death. Fox coached him while an assistant with the Raiders.
“It was a real shock,” Fox told reporters in Denver. “I found out just before we came to practice. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Chester was a great player, a Pro Bowl player ... like I said, I’m still in shock. He was a tremendous player. It was shocking news for me.”
Denver leader John Elway tweeted out his condolences to McGlockton’s family.
New Kansas City quarterback Kyle Orton said he is ready to play for the Chiefs. Tyler Palko is the starter, Kansas City coach Todd Haley has said. But he is also saying Orton could play. Orton got significant practice repetitions Wednesday.
Oakland rookie receiver Denarius Moore was back at practice Wednesday as Oakland prepares to play at Miami on Sunday. However, Darren McFadden (foot), receiver Jacoby Ford (foot), running back Taiwan Jones (hamstring), defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee) and middle linebacker Rolando McClain (foot) all missed practice. They will be evaluated throughout the week. McFadden, and possibly Ford, may be out until Week 14 at Green Bay.
Kansas City guard Ryan Lilja was limited in practice Wednesday after being out last week with a head injury.