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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Late AFC West news and notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

Oakland coach Tom Cable said No. 7 overall pick Darrius Heyward-Bey was “nervous” Monday night in his NFL debut. Heyward-Bey had no catches and dropped two passes. Heyward-Bey, who battled hand issues in college, received a $23 million guaranteed contract.

The Chargers are in danger of not selling out and creating a local television blackout for Sunday’s game against Baltimore.

Here is a great tool on ESPN.com, which you can look at the past seven years of NFL power ranking history. Have fun with it.

Free agent tackle Jon Runyan is continuing to visit teams and he could end up signing with a team soon. Runyan visited the Chiefs last week.