AFC West: David Herron

Darren McFadden honored by AFC

October, 26, 2010
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Oakland running back Darren McFadden was rewarded for his brilliant performance in the Raiders' historic win at Denver on Sunday.

McFadden was named the AFC offensive player of the week for his role in Oakland’s 59-14 win at Denver. It was a single-game scoring record for the history-rich Raiders. McFadden surely did his part.

He had 165 yards rushing on 16 carries and he scored four touchdowns in the rout. I couldn’t agree more with the AFC’s decision. McFadden was our AFC West High Energy player of the week for his dominant showing in Denver.
  • Kansas City receiver Chris Chambers is confused why he has been a healthy scratch the past couple of games. Chambers was a sparkplug when he was claimed off waivers from San Diego last season. But he was ineffective as a starter early this season and he has been replaced by Terrance Copper.
  • Because Denver is flying after practice Thursday to London to play San Francisco on Sunday, the Broncos are working on a Monday Night Football schedule. Denver practiced Tuesday. Safety Brian Dawkins and cornerback Andre Goodman returned to practice. Both players missed the past two games.
  • The Chargers may be headed for their third local television blackout in four home games. The team announced Tuesday that they have a whopping 9,000 tickets to sell by Thursday’s blackout deadline. The only game to sell out this season was Sunday against New England. The Chargers’ 2-5 record probably is not helping ticket sales this week.
  • Denver cut linebacker Diyral Briggs and released tight end Riar Greer off the practice squad.

AFC West news and notes

September, 30, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson


The Chiefs signed linebacker David Herron and cornerback Mike Richardson on Wednesday.

Both players have a history with New England and now Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli. Herron was with the Patriots for one week in 2007 and Richardson was a sixth-round pick of New England in 2007.`

The Chiefs took a look at former Green Bay tackle Mark Tauscher. He is an interesting player. He suffered a major knee injury last December. If healthy, he could be a good fit for Kansas City, which needs tackles. The Chiefs tried out former Philadelphia tackle Jon Runyan three weeks ago.

Oakland brought back return man Justin Miller. He was cut in September, but was brought back because Oakland has several injuries.

Former Oakland running back Louis Rankin was signed to Seattle’s practice squad. Oakland cut him Saturday.

Former Denver running back Ryan Torain worked out in Miami. It was his first workout since Denver cut him after he had a knee injury in August.

In an ESPN.com MVP watch, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers is 6th and Denver linebacker Elvis Dumervil is 10th.

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