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By Brahma Chellaney
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Darrius Heyward-Bey
Previewing Saturday's D.C.-area college football games.
If the NFL were a hamburger chain, Roger Goodell would already be out as CEO.
Oakland Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has been released from the hospital after being knocked out by a helmet-to-helmet hit.
Replacement officials are getting to Bill Belichick, too.
Oakland Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was taken to the hospital with a neck injury Sunday after a helmet-to-helmet hit from Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Mundy that was not penalized.
Week 3 of the NFL produced more suspect calls during several games, and it also produced a meeting between the league and the locked out officials' union.
Robert Meacham caught a 46-yard pass from Philip Rivers to set up a 23-yard field goal by Nate Kaeding, and the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders were tied 3-3 after the first quarter Monday night.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a broken thumb, Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck is dealing with an injured right arm, and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a high left ankle sprain.
Tight end Kevin Boss is making his debut for the Oakland Raiders after missing the first two games with an injured left knee.
The Oakland Raiders are once again feeling the need for speed.
When the Oakland Raiders drafted Jacoby Ford in the fourth round, it looked like another typical Al Davis selection of the fastest player from the NFL combine.
The Oakland Raiders signed first-round pick Rolando McClain to a contract late Wednesday night, hours before the start of their first training camp practice.
Maryland's Isaiah Williams was nursing a bowl of cereal last week when wide receivers coach Bryan Bossard approached him.
Formations, plays, routes and cuts and heaven knows what else swirled through Darrius Heyward-Bey's mind two years ago, a mixture that left him without a role in his first year at Maryland.
"I expected it all summer. That's where my mind was," Heyward-Bey said. "If it comes, sometimes we're going to have to just throw the ball to me, and I'm going to have to make a play. ... Bring it on. You can't sit back and worry. If you worry, you're going to panic on the stuff you already know."
As outsiders fretted about the precocious receiving corps, Heyward-Bey admitted he was excited to play but shrugged off concerns about inexperience.