AFC West: Damola Adeniji

No shockers among Oakland's cuts

August, 30, 2011
The Oakland Raiders have cut their roster down to 80 players. There are no surprises although safety Josh Bullocks was a veteran addition to the team. Here are Oakland’s cuts: Fullback Bryson Kelly, wide receivers Steve Goulet and Damola Adeniji, offensive linemen Ben Lamaak and Lou Eliades, defensive tackle Derrick Hill and Bullocks. Linebacker Travis Goethel and offensive lineman Alan Pelc were officially placed on injured reserve as expected.

The Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs have already made their cuts and the San Diego Chargers have made several. The deadline is Tuesday afternoon.

In other AFC West nuggets Tuesday afternoon:

New Kansas City tackle Jared Gaither is working to knock the rust off after missing all of last season with a back injury.

New Denver running back Willis McGahee talks about his ability near the goal line in a radio interview with a Denver station.

In an attempt to drum up ticket sales, the Dolphins are hoping to cash in on Tim Tebows return to Florida in October. Hey, aren’t the Dolphins dissatisfied with their quarterback situation and isn’t Tebow buried in Denver? Hey, we have an idea.

Meanwhile, as Tebow's status in Denver drops, so are the sales of his jersey. The former No.1 jersey seller in the league is now 10th.

New Orleans defensive end Alex Brown announced he has been cut. Denver could use more veterans on the defensive line and new Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen was on the Saints’ staff last season.

The Chiefs cut kicker Todd Carter and put backup tackle Ryan O'Callaghan on the injured reserve.

Oakland cornerback Chris Johnson has returned to practice after missing a couple of weeks. He will likely start Week 1 at Denver and his return should help Oakland. The Raider have had shaky preseason play at the position.

UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting former New England safety James Sanders will visit Kansas City if he doesn’t sign with Atlanta during his current visit there. Sanders played for Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli in New England. Sanders would be part of the Chiefs’ rotation at safety.

Oakland camp notes

July, 29, 2010
NAPA, Calif., -– Some random notes from the first day of Oakland’s training camp:

  • The Raiders are spending the first eight practices of camp going through glorified walk-through practices as they did last year in Tom Cable’s first full season as coach. Oakland did air it out some in 7-on-7 drills Thursday, something it didn’t do last year.
  • Cable said he is pleased with the players recall from the offseason. He said he and his staff didn’t have to waste much time reviewing the offseason in the first session. While first sessions are far from exciting it does give veterans a chance to ease into training camp. Richard Seymour, in his first Oakland training camp, is welcoming it, joking you can’t beat easy days in wine country.
  • Cable and some of his assistants impressed the players as they ran several 100-yard jogs with the players at the end of the first session. New Oakland quarterback Jason Campbell joked that perhaps the coaches were running because their wives were complaining about their physiques.
  • “Good stuff,” said Seymour about seeing his head coach run alongside him.
  • First-round pick Rolando McClain worked with the first team at middle linebacker Thursday. He signed just hours before the start of camp. Cable praised McClain, the No. 8 overall pick, for getting into camp on time. He was just the third first-round pick to sign and the highest picked player to sign.
  • Darrius Heyward-Bey made a nice move on star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on a deep pass from Campbell, but Heyward-Bey was unable to finish the play. Cable, who praised Heyward-Bey often in the offseason, said he think the receiver's best strides have been made with a change in demeanor. Cable said Heyward-Bey doesn’t get as down on himself after a poor play this year as he did last year.
  • Second-year safety Mike Mitchell said he is in the best shape of his NFL career and is looking forward to bouncing back from a rookie season that was affected by a preseason hamstring injury,
  • Oakland cut defensive lineman Ryan Boscheti and receiver Damola Adeniji.