ESPN’s John Clayton is reporting that Oakland's interest in free-agent Langston Walker is picking up. The Raiders have a need at the position and they’ve aggressively pursued re-signing many of their players, so if Walker leaves, the team likely won’t fret.
The man who coached basketball-players-turned-NFL tight ends Antonio Gates and Julius Thomas warns that folks should not compare the two quite yet. Thomas has been a star at Denver’s camp despite playing just one year of college football.
The television blackout has been lifted in San Diego for Thursday’s preseason opener against Seattle. The game will be telecast on ESPN.
Here is an NFL Live video preview of Denver’s preseason opener at Dallas on Thursday.
With eight days remaining until the supplemental draft, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has not been added to the draft. He has often been connected as a possible fit with Oakland if he is eligible.
The Raiders released their unofficial depth chart. Interestingly, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Jacoby Ford were listed as the starting receivers. Ford is out with a broken hand. He is expected to be ready for the season opener Sept. 12 at Denver. Heyward-Bey has just started practicing after sitting out several days with an unannounced injury. My thoughts? These type of preseason depth charts mean very little. Lots can and will happen.
Here’s the Chiefs’ depth chart. No real shockers.
The NFL in Los Angeles has taken a step closer to becoming reality. San Diego and Oakland have been reportedly connected to the city.
Kansas City star pass-rusher Tamba Hali is thankful to the Chiefs for his renew, $60 million contract. The Chiefs will be thankful to him if he leads the AFC in sacks again. He had 14.5 sacks last season.