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AFC West notes

10/31/2011

Here are some AFC West notes as I play catch-up upon my arrival in Kansas City:

Oakland coach Hue Jackson confirmed that the Raiders will work out former Cincinnati receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh on Tuesday. Houshmanzadeh, Carson Palmer and Hue Jackson were all in Cincinnati together. Here are my thoughts on the matter.

  • Oakland running back Darren McFadden didn’t practice Monday, the Raiders are hoping he can go Wednesday. He injured his foot in Week 7 against Kansas City.

  • Cut New England cornerback Leigh Bodden went unclaimed and now he can sign anywhere. There was a report that Kansas City could claim him. I could see Oakland showing interest. They have been looking at veteran cornerbacks for months.

  • Hence, the Lito Sheppard re-signing. He signed with Oakland on Monday. He spent some time with the Raiders this summer. Sheppard replaced kicker Dave Rayner. who was cut last week. Sheppard will wear No. 21 in Oakland. It was last worn by cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who departed to the Eagles as a free agent.

  • Former Dallas cornerback Tashard Choice was claimed by the Redskins. That means the running backs-needy Broncos did not put in a claim on him.