Pryor doesn't follow Russell's footsteps

Terrelle Pryor is wearing No. 6 in Oakland. He wore No. 2 at Ohio State. The last player to wear No. 2 in Oakland was bust quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Nobody is ready to see that number behind center for in the Silver and Black quite yet. It’s kind of a reverse number retirement.

In other AFC West nuggets Friday afternoon:

Denver owner Pat Bowlen told the Denver Post he likes the “energy” new coach John Fox has brought to his team. Times have been tough for Bowlen, who is not used to this losing stuff. He wants to win badly.

Is Fox is the man to do it? We’ll see, but from being at Denver’s camp last week, I can tell there is a renewed stability in the building after the Josh McDaniels' disaster and that players enjoy working for the experienced Fox.

It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2012 draft.

Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. thinks Kansas City safety Eric Berry is one of the game’s rising stars.

A former UFL player is making folks notice him in the Chargers’ secondary.

Denver quarterback Kyle Orton is back at practice after his wife reportedly gave birth. He left during Thursday’s practice.

Denver cornerback Perrish Cox was in court Friday. He goes to trial on sexual assault charges in October.