AFC West: Riar Greer

Darren McFadden honored by AFC

October, 26, 2010
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 But he was ineffective as a starter early this season and he has been replaced by Terrance Copper.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.

Evening AFC West news and notes

September, 5, 2010
As expected, Oakland has named Stanford Rout the starting right cornerback ahead of incumbent Chris Johnson. This has been coming a while. Johnson was dreadful in the preseason.

You have to wonder if Oakland will make a play for fullback Tony Richardson. He was cut by the Jets. Oakland doesn’t currently have a traditional fullback on its roster. Richardson is a longtime standout. Oakland tried to make it work with Lorenzo Neal last year, so maybe Richardson will get a call. It wouldn’t hurt. He’s a pro’s pro.

Here is an updated look at Oakland’s practice squad.

Denver claimed offensive lineman Chris Clark off waivers from Minnesota. Denver cut linebacker Baraka Atkins and running back Bruce Hall. Running back Andre Brown was claimed off waivers from the Giants earlier in the day. Denver added linebacker Kevin Alexander, receiver Britt Davis, tight end Riar Geer, safety Kyle McCarthy and linebacker Worrell Williams on the practice squad. Williams is the younger brother of Denver standout linebacker D.J. Williams.

The Chiefs claimed defensive tackle Anthony Toribio off waivers from Green Bay. To make room for him, receiver Quinten Lawrence was cut. Toribio, a run plugger, played one game with the Packers last season.