AFC West: Jeremy Leman

Roster odds and ends

September, 4, 2011
The Oakland Tribune reports the Raiders have brought back linebacker Ricky Brown. He was a free agent this summer, was signed by New England and lasted just a couple of weeks there. Brown will likely resume his role as a backup. He started 13 games in five previous seasons in Oakland. Offensive lineman Seth Wand was cut to make room for Brown.

Meanwhile, the paper reported that this is Oakland’s eight-man practice squad: cornerback Sterling Moore, linebacker Jeremy Leman, fullback Manase Tonga, wide receiver Eddie McGee, offensive lineman Alex Parsons, tight end Kevin Brock, defensive end Mason Brodine and defensive tackle Jamie Cumbie.

The San Diego Chargers announced that they have signed six players to the practice squad and expects to add two more. The six who signed: linebacker Bront Bird, defensive tackle Charlie Bryant, tackle Steve Schilling, cornerback Traye Simmons, fullback Frank Summers and tight end Brad Taylor.

The Denver Post is reporting that undrafted rookie quarterback Adam Weber will be part of the Broncos’ practice squad.

The Oakland Tribune is reporting that defensive lineman Richard Seymour and receiver Chaz Schilens are practicing after missing time recently. Both are expected to play next Monday night at Denver barring setbacks.

It was reported last month that the Raiders could have interest in pass-rusher Aaron Maybin (the No. 11 overall pick in 2009) when he was cut by Buffalo. Maybin promptly signed with the Jets. He is now a former Jet. Wonder if the Raiders will look at him? I say this: why bother?

Evening AFC West notes

August, 31, 2011
This is a must read.’s Elizabeth Merrill has an emotional look at the incredible story of the Chargers’ Ogemdi Nwagbuo and his new-found brother, Xavier Omon of the San Francisco 49ers. The family members will face each other in a preseason finale Thursday that is far from meaningless to them. Please check it out.
  • Kelvin Hayden had been connected to Oakland by media reports earlier this month. He has now signed with Atlanta. I think the fact that Oakland signed veteran cornerback Lito Sheppard last week showed the Raiders weren't overly interested in Hayden.
  • Here are some Raiders’ practice notes. The highlights include a feisty Hue Jackson and tight end Kevin Boss saying he hopes his knee is healed enough for him to play at Denver in 12 days. Also, Jackson backed off his earlier claim that rookie quarterback Terrelle Pryor will play Friday at Seattle. Jackson said he has not made his final decision, but reading between the lines I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t play.
  • The Raiders claimed linebacker Jeremy Leman off waivers from the Chargers. He was cut Tuesday. The Raiders could continue to look for linebackers after Saturday’s cuts. Leman played for Oakland defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan in the UFL.
  • The San Diego Union Tribune takes a stab at the guessing what will be the Chargers’ 53-man roster come Saturday.

Evening AFC West news and notes

December, 1, 2009
A fan group has bought a billboard in Oakland asking Raiders owner Al Davis to step down from his leadership perch. Will it work? Very unlikely, but it is interesting that fans have taken this step. Thanks to the many readers who alerted me of this development.

Nice move from Denver coach Josh McDaniels for apologizing if he offended anyone for using an expletive that was caught on air by the NFL Network last Thursday night in a win over the Giants. The NFL network apologized for the airing of the expletive it is not McDaniels’ fault that his wearing was aired. But it was a classy move for him to apologize if his words offended anyone

The Chargers waived tackle Corey Clark to make room for linebacker Marques Harris on the 53-man roster. The team signed defensive tackle Derrick Jones to the practice squad. Linebacker Jeremy Leman was cut from the practice squad to make room for Jones.

The Chiefs signed defensive tackle Derek Lokey, from Texas, to the practice squad.