AFC West: Mike Williams

Two Denver rookies are fined

September, 24, 2010
Their first NFL victory was costly for two Denver Broncos rookies in Week 2.

Both third-round pick Eric Decker and fifth-round pick Perrish Cox were fined by the NFL for actions in Denver’s 31-14 win over Seattle.

Cox, a cornerback, was fined $7,500 for making a throat-slashing gesture after interception a Matt Hasselbeck pass intended for Mike Williams. Decker, a receiver, was fined $5,000 for late hit on a Seattle punt return.

Cox and Decker will surely remember their first NFL win for both the joy and the hit on their wallets.

Oakland and Denver notes

April, 12, 2010
Quarterback Jason Campbell signed his restricted free-agency tender with Washington. That clears the way for Campbell to be traded.

It was reported last week that Oakland has interest in Campbell, who lost his job last week when the Redskins traded for Donovan McNabb. Campbell is trying to get traded and he will not attend the team’s voluntary minicamp next week. It seems if Oakland really wants Campbell it should be able to get him for a mid-round draft pick.
  • Snuck in a solid read in the Oakland Tribune on the misperception of the Raiders looking to draft renegades is the news that the Raiders brought back linebacker Sam Williams.
  • Quarterback Chris Simms signed with Tennessee. He was cut by Denver last month after playing one season with the Broncos.
  • The ESPN “30 for 30” film Straight Outta L.A will premier May 11. The film directed by Raiders’ fan Ice Cube documents the team’s influence on the city in the 1980s.
  • UPDATE: Florida cornerback Joe Haden said on ESPN on Monday that the Raiders are one of the four teams that have talked to him the most. Oakland has the No. 8 pick.