AFC West: Stryker Sulak

Posted by's Bill Williamson

Stryker Sulak has bounced back from his unusual early release by the Oakland Raiders.

The Green Bay Packers have signed the former Missouri pass-rushing star who was a sixth-round draft choice by Oakland in April.

However, Oakland, without any warning, cut Sulak a couple of weeks before training camp started. Sulak participated in Oakland's offseason workouts but was cut before being signed.
Oakland coach Tom Cable said that Sulak was cut because he didn't fit Oakland's scheme. He is a 3-4 player who received interest from teams that run a 3-4 after his release.

Now, Sulak gets a chance to begin his NFL career.

Posted by's Bill Williamson

Rookie defensive end Stryker Sulak -- who entered the national NFL spotlight with his bizarre release by the Oakland Raiders earlier this month -- is garnering interest elsewhere.

Sulak visited the New England Patriots on Monday. He is expected to visit the Carolina Panthers on Friday. His agent, Bob Lattinville, said there has been other interest around the league in the former Missouri sack artist. He may be most attractive to teams that run a 3-4 defense.

Sulak was cut two weeks ago by the Raiders without any warning after he participated in the offseason. He was the team's sixth-round draft pick. It is rare that teams cut draft picks prior to training camp. Sulak was cut before he signed a contract with the Raiders and is now essentially an undrafted college free agent looking for work.

The Raiders reportedly cut Sulak because they didn't think he would make their roster due to their depth at defensive end. Because nearly every NFL team is at the roster limit, Sulak may have to wait for a short time before being signed.

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Denver Broncos

  • The Broncos have informed disgruntled wide receiver Brandon Marshall that he needs to report to training camp with the team's rookies on July 27 since he's an injured player.
Kansas City Chiefs
  • If the Chiefs are convinced Cassel is their guy, they didn't have the luxury of waiting to sign him to a long-term deal, writes the Star's Bradford Doolittle.
  • Cassel on his new deal: "I am honored and humbled by the faith that the Chiefs organization has displayed in me."

Oakland Raiders

  • Paul Gutierrez of the Sacramento Bee says the recently released Stryker Sulak may have been a victim of "numbers game" at the defensive end position.
  • Cam Inman takes a look at the starting quarterbacks in the AFC West.
San Diego Chargers
  • Running back Curtis Brinkley, recovering in Philadelphia from gunshot wounds, said Tuesday that he's "just happy to be alive."

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Denver Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders
  • The Raiders cut loose two defenders on Monday: veteran safety Keith Davis and rookie defensive end Stryker Sulak.
San Diego Chargers
  • Former Chargers receiver Lance Alworth said the team's rivalry with Oakland flared up after Al Davis left San Diego to run the Raiders.
  • Running back Curtis Brinkley, injured in a shooting last Friday, was released from the hospital on Saturday and will require six to eight weeks to recover.

San Diego mock draft

April, 24, 2009

Posted by's Bill Williamson

The San Diego Chargers' mock draft:

Round 1, pick 16

Rey Maualuga, USC, LB

Round 3, pick 78

Andre Brown, North Carolina State, RB

Round 4, pick 113

Duke Robinson, Oklahoma, G

Round 4, pick 133

Scott McKilop, Pittsburgh, LB

Round 4, pick 134

Stryker Sulak, Missouri, DE

Round 5, pick 148
Chris Baker, Hampton, DT

Round 6, pick 189

Jose Valdez, Arkansas, OT

Round 7, pick 224

John Matthews, San Diego, WR