AFC West: B.J. Sams

UFL has an AFC West feel

June, 19, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The UFL has had an AFC West feel since the head coaches were announced.

The New York coach of the UFL, Ted Cottrell, was fired at midseason as the Chargers' defensive coordinator. Jim Fassel (Las Vegas), Dennis Green (San Francisco) and Jim Haslett (Orlando) were all connected to the Raiders as possible head-coaching candidates.

Now with the UFL draft completed, there are some familiar player names, too. Here is a look:

  • Adam Archuleta, formerly of Oakland
  • Nate Jackson, formerly of Denver
  • David Kircus, formerly of Denver
  • Cory Lekkerkerker, formerly of San Diego 
  • Cecil Sapp, formerly of Denver
  • B.J. Sams, formerly of Kansas City
  • DeJuan Tribble, formerly of San Diego

AFC West injury report

September, 26, 2008
9/26/08
6:56
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Here's a look at the injury situation in the AFC West heading into Sunday's games:

Denver:

Defensive tackle DeWayne Robertson practiced on a limited basis today after practicing fully Thursday and after not practicing at all Wednesday because of a nagging knee injury. He is listed as questionable on the injury report to play Sunday at Kansas City. He is expected to play.

Receiver Darrell Jackson, who is set to miss his third straight game with a calf injury, is expected to start practicing next week.

Kansas City:

Cornerback Patrick Surtain is out against the Broncos with a shoulder injury.

Defensive end Tamba Hali was limited in practice today for this first time this week with a knee injury. He is listed as probable on the injury report.

Kick returner B.J. Sams is questionable with a hamstring injury. He was limited in practice today after practicing fully Thursday and Wednesday.

Oakland:

Running back Justin Fargas (groin) will miss his second straight game, Sunday against visiting San Diego, as expected. He is expected to be back Oct. 12 at New Orleans when the Raiders return from their bye week. Newly signed tight end Ben Troupe is out with a foot injury.

Guard Cooper Carlisle (ankle) and defensive tackle Gerard Warren (pectoral) are both doubtful. Both players worked on a limited basis today after not working earlier in the week. It would be a surprise if either player plays Sunday.

Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has a fracture in his elbow but he will try to play Sunday. This could be a situation to watch in future weeks. Asomugha is one of the better cornerbacks in the league. If Oakland loses him it would be a huge factor.

Pass rusher Derrick Burgess is questionable with a tricep injury. He has been practicing the past two days on a limited basis.

Running back Darren McFadden has been limited with a turf toe. The team believes McFadden, who will start in Fargas' absence, could be hampered for a few weeks with the injury. All of these injuries could make Oakland's chances of beating San Diego quite daunting.

San Diego:

Center Nick Hardwick is listed as questionable to make his 2008 debut. He has practiced fully all week and he is expected to try to play for the first time since an off-season foot injury. Overall, the Chargers are as healthy as they have been since last season.

Running back LaDainian Tomlinson (turf toe) and tight end Antonio Gates (hip and big toe) both practiced fully Thursday and today after not working Wednesday. Both players are listed as probable on the injury report.

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