Joel is currently traveling to Minnesota so you'll have to put up with me posting for a couple more hours to round out the work week.
Since we haven't done one of these in a while, because you know, there hasn't really been any AFC West news, I figured now was as good of a time as any to update everyone on the what's been happening in the rest of the AFC West.
Expect more regular division updates once the NFL Lockout ends, but for now, here are some AFC West links to check out:
Pirate Booty: Nnamdi Asomugha Will Not Be a Raven, and Is Lamarr Houston the Raiders Brightest Star? - Silver And Black Pride
Happy another locked Friday, y'all. Once again hopefully this is the last one, and by all accounts it will be. I can't wait. The explosion of football action is going to be orgasmic. That said, that explosion is most certainly not here yet. At least now this really feels like the calm before the storm. Check out our few items of booty after the jump....
Get ready for cap crisis nonsense - Inside the Oakland Raiders - A look inside the world of the highly classified Oakland Raiders from the writers of Bay Area News Group
There have already been some reports about how the Raiders will be incapable of bringing aboard anything substantial after signing up Richard Seymour and Stanford Routt to contracts before the lockout. Does anyone remember before the the uncapped season how the Raiders would routinely have these huge overages against the salary cap _ as high as $40 or $50 million _ and then magically be under the cap and still be players in the free agent market?
Raiders' Darrius Heyward-Bey Among NFL's Elite - Silver And Black Pride
Hey everybody! Check this out! Darrius Heyward-Bey is ranked 15th in an offseason list ranking players based on their overall performance! Unfortunately, it is ranking the worst players in the league. Grantlands' Bill Barnwell ranked the 25 worst players in the NFL, and the incomprable "-" cracked the list.
Randy Moss to the Raiders is a Bigger Possibility Than I'd Like to Admit - Silver And Black Pride
Why haven't there been any connections of Randy Moss to the Raiders. Plaxico Burress is connected to the Raiders by conjecture and hearsay almost daily. Why hasn't Randy Moss received the same treatment? Before we go any further, I want to say one thing: I hate Randy Moss.
Each week, Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson will answer five questions via e-mail from Raider Nation.
Tim Tebow, John Elway Set To Tackle American Century Championship - Mile High Report
With the Lockout soon to be over, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow knows his near future will be somewhere other than a golf course. For the next three days, however, Tebow will give it the ole' college try when his tees off in the American Century Championship.
Knowshon Moreno A Bust? " Predominantly Orange | A Denver Broncos Blog
In Woody Paige’s mailbag today, the columnist addressed where Knowshon Moreno has been this off season, and well, Know no one knows. That raises a bunch of questions surrounding the running back.
Q&A: Broncos, NFL players must be ready for pounding of training camp - The Denver Post
Coaches and personnel executives have routinely said offseason workouts are essential to build a winning team; that everyone needs to attend; and that it works best if any off time is spaced between workout sessions to avoid having players off for too many consecutive weeks and away from the team complex. One season, in an effort to control the calendar a little more, Mike Shanahan even held a July minicamp — a rare thing in the league — to try to get the players back into the complex one more time before cutting them loose until the start of training camp later that month.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Says Broncos Expected to Bid for Falcons T Tyson Clabo - Mile High Report
Teams expected to bid for Clabo include Seattle, Denver and possibly the Chicago Bears. But since the Bears drafted Wisconsin’s Gabe Carimi with the 29th pick in the draft, they might not enter the Clabo derby.
Denver Broncos: 15th Most Valuable Sports Franchise in the World " Predominantly Orange | A Denver Broncos Blog
The Denver Broncos have been ranked as the 15th most valuable sports franchise in the world and the 10th most valuable in the NFL.
San Diego Chargers
Who Will Be The Chargers Third-Down Back? " Bolt Beat | A San Diego Chargers Blog
Will it be Ryan Mathews or will it be Mike Tolbert? Or will they even give the rookie Jordan Todman a chance to be that back?
CHARGERS ANALYSIS: Bolts must pounce when lockout ends
The Chargers typically take vacations this time of year, a final respite before the long, hard season begins. Despite the ongoing negotiations to complete and ratify a new collective bargaining agreement and the uncertain timetable to do so, Chargers brass didn't change their plans.
Serious Business: 7/15 San Diego Chargers Links - Bolts From The Blue
David Chao, MD, team physician for the San Diego Chargers, is being recommended for discipline by the California state medical board after his appearance in court regarding allegations that he was driving while under the influence of alcohol, according to a report from the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Chargers BlogThis Day in Chargers History: July 15 "
July 15, 2008 – The Chargers announce defensive end Fred Dean will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. Dean played seven seasons for San Diego and five for San Francisco. He recorded 35.0 sacks in his final three full seasons with the Chargers, making the Pro Bowl in two. Dean, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 2008, became the 12th Don Coryell-coached player enshrined in the Chargers Hall of Fame.
Scouting Report on Chargers Rookie LB Jonas Mouton " Bolt Beat | A San Diego Chargers Blog
Maize N Brew is a Michigan Wolverines Blog and they will know more about our newest middle linebacker than most of us, since they sat through the Michigan season these last few years. Here are notes they wrote about the rookie Jonas Mouton:
Pro Football Weekly reports that Chargers backup QB Billy Volek is interested in leaving the team to try and be a starter elsewhere.