Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Jason Campbell stands his ground
By Bill Williamson
Quarterback Jason Campbell said in a television interview that he believes he can still start in the NFL. So there’s your answer – Campbell will look for a starting job next year when he is a free agent.
There is virtually no chance the Raiders will look to sign Campbell as a starter, considering that they gave up two premium draft picks to Cincinnati to get Carson Palmer on Oct. 18 after Campbell suffered a broken collarbone. Campbell, who has improved during the past year, will likely get opportunities to start elsewhere. Oakland coach Hue Jackson weighed in on Campbell again Wednesday, declining to say that he's done as a Raider.
No matter what Jackson says, the Campbell era essentially ended in Oakland when Jackson made the Palmer trade. Because of what the team gave up for Palmer, Jackson has to stick with him whether he performs well this season or not.
In other AFC West news:
Denver defensive end Elvis Dumervil did not practice Wednesday because of an ankle injury. He may not be able to play Sunday against Detroit.
The Broncos will wear their orange jerseys and want fans to wear the color, too, for Sunday’s game. Orange will be the color of the Broncos’ primary home uniform next year.
The Chiefs put receiver Jeremy Horne on the practice squad. He was cut from the 53-man roster Tuesday.