Raiders cut CB Chimdi Chekwa

September, 1, 2012
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Three in and three out for the Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders claimed three players and cut three players, including cornerback Chimdi Chekwa, who was a fourth-round pick last year and who was expected to be in the playing mix this year. I expect Chekwa to get interest elsewhere.

Oakland claimed defensive back Phillip Adams from Seattle, linebacker Keenan Clayton (a fourth-round pick of the Eagles in 2010) and former Washington tackle Willie Smith. Going with Chekwa out the door in Oakland are cornerback Bryan McCann and the team waived injured defensive tackle Jamie Cumbie. He will likely be put on inured reserve if he clears waivers.

McCann was a candidate to return punts for the Raiders.

In other AFC West news:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Seattle has cut tight end Kellen Winslow. The Raiders could use a tight end. Still, there is baggage that comes with Winslow. I’m not sure the Raiders would bite. I think they could take a chance on oft-injured Chris Cooley, recently cut by the Redskins, before Winslow, but that’s just a guess.

Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel told reporters Saturday linebacker Derrick Johnson (ankle) should be ready to play and he is hopeful cornerback Brandon Flowers (foot) can possibly play in Week 1 against Atlanta. However, safety Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) is likely not going to be able to play.

The Denver Post reports former Denver quarterback Adam Weber will join the Tampa Bay practice squad. The Broncos cut Weber on Friday. The Denver staff liked Weber, but there wasn’t much room for him.

Also, Denver safety Rafael Bush was claimed by New Orleans and released tackle Ryan Harris signed with Houston.

If the Chiefs are looking for a temporary pass-rushing burst with Tamba Hali out for Week 1 with an NFL suspension, they could turn to former Chief Wallace Gilberry. He was cut by Tampa Bay.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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