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Chargers roster cuts have a big surprise; Follow the cuts here

The San Deigo Chargers have began cutting their players. You can follow the list here. Chargers released: WR Vincent Brown WR Tevin Reese CB Crezdon Butler QB Brad Sorensen OT Willie Smith DE Doug Worthington DE Joe Kruger TE Mike Flacco G Craig Watts The post Chargers roster cuts have a big surprise; Follow the cuts here appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews bought his offensive lineman Gucci watches

After having a carer year so far,  Chargers running back Ryan Mathews bought each of his offensive lineman a Gucci watch,  according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Offensive lineman Willie Smith was very surprised by the gift since he’s new to the team and doesn’t know Mathews very well. “I was shocked,” Smith said. Mathews had six 100-yard games in 2013, most among NFL...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Royal inactive for the Chargers

Eddie Royal has been on the injury report for a couple weeks now but he’s always been able to play despite not practicing. After sustaining a chest injury in the team’s stunning win versus the Kansas City Chiefs, Royal will miss his first game this year. In his absence look for the team to give Seyi Ajirotutu more snaps. Ajirotutu had the game-winning touchdown catch last week...
Via Pro Football Zone
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Fundamental breakdowns pile up in Chargers' loss

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer With all the mistakes they made, it's a wonder the San Diego Chargers still had a chance to beat the Miami Dolphins on the game's final play. The Chargers (4-6) lost their third straight game, 20-16 on Sunday, thanks to a litany of blunders that included 10 penalties for 76 yards, including one that negated a touchdown...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers sign ex-Raider to 2-year deal

Willie Smith worked out for the Chargers last week. He clearly made an impression. The veteran offensive tackle signed a two-year contract Monday, joining the 53-man roster. Tackle Kenny Wiggins, who was just signed Saturday from the practice squad, was waived in a corresponding move. Undrafted rookie tackle Nick Becton, cut Saturday for Wiggins, cleared waivers and joined the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders make final cuts

Here are the moves the Raiders made on Sunday to get down to the regular season 53-man limit: Released: Positions/Player, Ht/Wt, experience, college DE Andre Carter, 6-4/260, 13, California LB Omar Gaither, 6-1/235, 8, Tennessee CB Joselio Hanson, 5-9/185, 9, Texas Tech T Tony Hills, 6-5/304, 6, Texas S Reggie Smith, 6-1/192, 5, Oklahoma Waived: DL Ryan Baker, 6-5/302, 5, Purdue...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

With bad loss to Baltimore, Raiders' Allen should look to the future

While not yet mathematically eliminated from being able to get to the playoffs, the Raiders’ season effectively ended today with a 55-20 loss in Baltimore. The Raiders fell to 3-6 on the season and again struggled to create any stops on defense and have any continuity on offense.  Continuing with the status quo at this point would be a mistake – the status quo is not working...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Friday’s Raiders-Ravens injury report

For the Raiders: Out: RB Mike Goodson (ankle), RB Darren McFadden (ankle), DT Richard Seymour (knee/hamstring) and CB Shawntae Spencer (foot) Questionable: OT Khalif Barnes (groin) Probable: OT Willie Smith (knee), FB Marcel Reece (hamstring), TE Richard Gordon (hamstring), TE Brandon Myers (hamstring), K Sebastian Janikowski (left groin), LB Miles Burris (elbow), LB Keenan Clayton...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: RT Willie Smith

When the Raiders signed a former undrafted free agent named Willie Smith it seemed like he was going to be another camp body – someone to provide competition and to spread out the many reps that everyone gets in training camp but not someone who was likely to make the team. Not only did Smith make the team but when starting RT Khalif Barnes went down with a groin injury, head...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Abraham disrupts Raiders in Falcons' win

ATLANTA Tony Gonzalez has been in Willie Smith's shoes, and he's glad those days are over. No more watching game film to figure out how to slow down the NFL's active sack leader. No more John Abraham-induced nightmares off the edge. After all, Abraham, one of the league's premier sack specialists, is now Gonzalez's teammate on the undefeated Falcons. "...
Via Fox Sports South
October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Abraham disrupts Raiders in Falcons' win

ATLANTA Tony Gonzalez has been in Willie Smith's shoes, and he's glad those days are over. No more watching game film to figure out how to slow down the NFL's active sack leader. No more John Abraham-induced nightmares off the edge. After all, Abraham, one of the league's premier sack specialists, is now Gonzalez's teammate on the undefeated Falcons. "...
Via Fox Sports South
October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#30)

Last week: 31 (+1) Record: 1-3 I knew that win over the Steelers was a fluke. The Raiders looked awful in all facets of the game last week and once again look like the worst team in the league as they did two weeks ago. They rank 27th in the league in yards per play differential. Their defense is a mess and they just don’t have the offensive talent to keep up. I’ve said all along...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Raiders Cut Block On Steelers DE Ziggy Hood Was Legal

Several have emailed me asking me if the cut block performed by Oakland Raiders right tackle Willie Smith on Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood late in the Sunday game was an illegal chop block. If you remember, I posted the differences between a legal cut block and an illegal chop block following the Steelers week 1 loss last year to the Baltimore Ravens and I am reposting...
Via Steelers Depot
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Raiders Cut Block On Steelers DE Ziggy Hood Was Legal

Several have emailed me asking me if the cut block performed by Oakland Raiders right tackle Willie Smith on Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood late in the Sunday game was an illegal chop block. If you remember, I posted the differences between a legal cut block and an illegal chop block following the Steelers week 1 loss last year to the Baltimore Ravens and I am reposting...
Via Steelers Depot
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins waive OT Smith, QB Crompton

The Washington Redskins waived offensive tackle Willie Smith and quarterback Jonathan Crompton amid a series of transactions required to reduce the roster from 75 to 53 from 9 p.m. ET Friday. Crompton was released for the second time this week -- he was re-signed the first time, perhaps a trial balloon to see if he was claimed by another team. Since he was not, the Redskins could...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Rob Myers Hits The Slopes, Twitterverse

Up until Week 16, tight end Rob Myers didn’t exist on the Redskins roster.  Up until this weekend, he didn’t exist on Twitter. Now both have come true. Myers is the latest of the Redskins players to join Twitter (@RobMyersTE), a list that includes Graham Gano, Jabar Gaffney and Willie Smith.  Notable players missing on the trendy social network includes Sav Rocca, Roy Helu...
Via Redskins Blog
January 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins rookie Smith to face Vikings' Jared Allen

When Willie Smith became the only undrafted rookie to make the Washington Redskins' opening day roster, he celebrated by spiffing up his 2000 all-white Crown Victoria. ''I noticed that he had got his windows tinted and he had gotten rims on it,'' running back Roy Helu said, ''so I just joked around and said how he's changed ever since he's made...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Willie Smith's biggest test may come from Jared Allen

Willie Smith has had quite an introduction to the NFL. The Washington Redskins' undrafted rookie left tackle has faced New England's Andre Carter and the New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul in his first two games. Those two defensive ends have combined for 23.5 sacks this season. Smith on his third ...
Via Washington Times
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Taking A Bite Out Of The Big Apple

AP Image When the Redskins beat the Giants in Week 1, the result was a share of first place in the division.  The team was healthy, the rookies were contributing in a limited role, and there was a lot of reason for what-if speculation. When the rematch occurred three months later, the Redskins were eliminated from playoff contention and playing for respect–something that no one...
Via Redskins Blog
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Willie Smith encouraged by showing against Jason Pierre-Paul

Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman praised the performance of his offensive line, which turned in a solid effort in pass protection Sunday, holding a dominant Giants defensive front to just one sack. New York defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul entered Sunday’s game with 12.5 sacks (fifth in the NFL), but recorded only one sack on Grossman going against undrafted rookie...
Via Redskins Insider
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss

First Quarter Fundamentals

AP Image Shortly before kickoff, the Redskins won the toss and elected to receive.  They did not, however, elect to drive the ball first. On the first play from scrimmage at the 18-yard line, quarterback Rex Grossman hit cornerback Corey Webster way down the field on a failed flea flicker.  Because of the subsequent Giants’ field position, it essentially amounted to a punt.  After...
Via Redskins Blog
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Smith starts for Locklear at LT for Redskins

The Washington Redskins made a lineup change for Sunday's game against the New York Giants, starting Willie Smith at left tackle for Sean Locklear. Smith, who had been splitting snaps in practice this week, will go against Giants right end Jason Pierre-Paul, the NFC defensive player of the week. Tyler Polumbus gets his second straight start at right tackle for the injured Jammal...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Five Keys: Don't Let Eli Be Elite

The Redskins head to New York looking to sweep their season series with the Giants for the first time since 1999. Here are five keys to making it happen. 1. With three inexperienced players expected to see extensive playing time on the offensive line, Washington is at a disadvantage trying to protect Rex Grossman. The Giants will be without stalwart defensive end Osi Umenyiora, but...
Via NBC Washington
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss

This Ole Fart Thinks: Redskins vs Patriots

Man, this gets harder and harder every week.  What else is there left to say ?  In fact,  almost all the discussion going on now has to do with Offseason and Next Year topics.  The only issues remaining for this year is how many more games we will win, how it impacts our draft position, and how the young players perform. I think we are thoroughly in transition regarding the Offensive...
Via Hail Redskins
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Kyle Shanahan on Willie Smith: ‘How does a guy recover?’

The Redskins head into their final practice day before Sunday’s game against the New York Giants ostensibly still deciding who will play left tackle – either rookie Willie Smith or veteran Sean Locklear. The evidence, though, points to Smith, who struggled in parts of his NFL debut last Sunday against the New England Patriots – giving up a sack that forced a fumble that led...
Via Redskins Insider
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss
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