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Evening AFC West news and notes

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Oakland waived defensive back John Bowie. He was a little-used defensive back. He’ll always be remembered as the compensation Oakland received for Randy Moss from New England. The Patriots gave Oakland a fourth-round draft pick for the star receiver. Bowie was the Raiders’ choice.

So, yes, Oakland now has nothing to show for Moss, who regained his Minnesota form with the Patriots. Moss was a disappointment during his two years in Oakland.

Also in the AFC West:

  • Running back LaDainian Tomlinson practiced fully Wednesday. That is a good sign that he will be able to play Sunday at Pittsburgh. He has missed the past two games with an ankle injury.

  • Linebacker Shawne Merriman did not practice because of a groin injury. His chances of playing at Pittsburgh are up in the air.

  • In Denver, guard Ben Hamilton (hamstring) and tackle Ryan Harris (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. At this point, Hamilton may have more difficulty playing than Harris on Sunday against Dallas, but Hamilton still has a chance to play.

  • In Oakland, coach Tom Cable didn’t have much to say about his legal situation, and he didn’t exactly shoot down talk that Oakland could eventually be interested in re-signing quarterback Jeff Garcia. He was cut by the Eagles on Tuesday.

  • Pittsburgh receiver Santonio Holmes is not blown away by San Diego’s cornerbacks. Should be a fun day in Pittsburgh on Sunday.