Reunion night in Seattle

September, 2, 2011
9/02/11
6:15
PM ET
Friday night, new Oakland head coach Hue Jackson and former Oakland coach Tom Cable will likely talk (postgame handshake is the likely venue) for the first time since the Raiders didn't extend Cable’s contract (nice, way of saying you’re fired) and promoted Jackson from offensive coordinator. Cable is now Seattle’s offensive line coach

Jackson indicated that there is no bad blood, but the lack of communication is just part of the process. There will be a few familiar faces for the Raiders in this game. Cable helped lure free agents Zach Miller and Robert Gallery to Seattle this summer.

In other AFC West nuggets:
  • With backup cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson out for the season with a torn Achilles, watch for Denver to scour the waiver wire closely for cornerbacks. It was already an area the team was thin at.
  • Denver quarterback Kyle Orton (sort of) addresses if he could welcome a contract extension in Denver in an interview with a Denver radio station. He is a free agent after the season.
  • San Diego receiver/returner Bryan Walters has an “outstanding” chance of making the 53-man roster.
  • The Chargers will get somewhat of an advantage by not having to face Minnesota star defensive tackle Kevin Williams in Week 1. Williams was suspended by the NFL for two games as part of the StarCaps saga.

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