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Friday, October 7, 2011
Pricey loss for Richard Seymour

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

It was an expensive first drive against his former team last week.

Richard Seymour, the Oakland defensive lineman, was penalized 15 yards on a late hit on New England quarterback Tom Brady and another 15 yards for yanking the facemask of running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis on the Patriots’ first drive of a 31-19 New England win in Week 4.

Seymour was fined $7,500 for each infraction by the NFL. Seymour was traded from New England to Oakland in September 2009.

In other AFC West news Friday:

ESPN.com columnist Rick Reilly thinks the Kansas City Chiefs have a real shot to get Lucky (y).

Newly signed San Diego defensive tackle Tommie Harris is expected to get around 18 snaps Sunday against Denver.

Oakland special teams ace Rock Cartwright is likely going to have to play fullback Sunday at Houston because of injuries.

Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe had some interesting comments on the Doug Gottlieb Show.

The Colts will stick with Curtis Painter as their quarterback Sunday against the visiting Chiefs.

ESPN’s panel of experts do not expect much from the AFC West in Week 5 outside of the Chargers winning.