Thursday, October 13, 2011
Evening AFC West notes
By Bill Williamson
Oakland coach Hue Jackson is fired up to get linebacker Aaron Curry from Seattle. The Raiders acquired Curry, the No. 4 pick in 2009, for a seventh-round pick in 2012 and a conditional pick in 2013. Curry did not play well in Seattle, losing his job to a rookie this season.
Curry adds to the Raiders’ collection of former first-round picks — an Al Davis special over the years. Indeed, it’s one of the Davis traits former Raiders coach Mike Shanahan brought to Denver. Shanahan loved adding discarded first-round picks while he was Broncos coach.
Meanwhile, Curry is officially a Raider. To make room, the Raiders reportedly cut linebacker Bruce Davis. The move is something of a surprise — not only is Davis the son of former Raider Bruce Davis Sr., he also blocked a punt in the Raiders’ emotional victory at Houston on Sunday, the day after Al Davis died at the age of 82.
It is another reminder of how week-to-week this business can be.
The Raiders’ game against Cleveland is sold out. It is the team’s consecutive sellout.
Meanwhile, the Tim Tebow billboards in Denver have been updated, much to the delight of Tebow supporters.