And the wait continues

August, 31, 2012
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Some nuggets as we await cuts from around the AFC West. A warning: it might be awhile before we get all four team in:

San Francisco reportedly will cut running back/special teamer Rock Cartwright. He left Oakland as a free agent. Oakland could use Cartwright on special teams. It will be interesting to see if the Raiders make a push for Cartwright, who I’m sure would be interested in returning to the Raiders.

Alphonso Smith continues to flop. Detroit reportedly cut the cornerback. Smith was traded from Denver to Detroit two years ago; a year after former Denver coach Josh McDaniels traded a future No. 1 pick to take Smith at No. 37 in the 2009 draft. Smith is one of the poster children of McDaniels’ disastrous era in Denver.

The Chiefs are reportedly keeping undrafted rookie running back Nate Eachus. He had 197 yards rushing in the past two games. The Colgate product could potentially play on special teams as a rookie.

U-T San Diego reports, as expected, tackles Mario Henderson and Anthony Davis, will be cut. Expect the Chargers to try to find offensive line help in the coming days.

As expected, U-T San Diego reports, veteran defensive lineman Jacques Cesaire has been cut. He had a long career in San Diego and he was known for being a star in the locker room in addition to be reliable on the field. San Diego’s defensive line is much younger and Cesaire was an odd man out.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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