AFC West notes

August, 12, 2011
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The Raiders' Hiram Eugene suffered a dislocated hip Thursday night. The injury could be serious. Eugene is a valuable backup and a special-teams standout. Receiver Chaz Schilens was also injured. He hurt his knee. The team is hopeful it's not serious.

Schilens has dealt with injuries his entire Oakland career. He came to camp this year healthy. Let’s hope this is just a minor ding for a player who could use a break.

Oakland beat writer Jerry McDonald tweets good news about stud defensive lineman Matt Shaugnessy and less encouraging news about rookie cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke.

NFL.com has an interesting take that second-year quarterback Tim Tebow will not succeed in Denver. He doesn't think any members of the current regime are invested in Tebow because he was picked by former coach Josh McDaniels. That is true, but general manager Brian Xanders was in the room when Tebow was drafted. I think it comes down to this coaching staff not giving Tebow the extra time that McDaniels gave him last year because he wanted it to work so much. So, there is something to this theory.

Here is more on the Tebow-Kyle Orton debate.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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