Raiders release Taylor, sign Alston

Seeking help for their injury-riddled linebacking corps, the Raiders on Saturday signed Jon Alston from their practice squad and released wide receiver Travis Taylor.
September 22, 2007

Simon, Johnson Released

The Redskins released seventh-round draft choice, Kevin Simon, and oft-injured tight end Robert Johnson among their 12 cuts today. And they released punter David Lonie, handing the job to Derrick Frost -- for now.
August 28, 2006

All in a Rush

Some of the biggest shoes to fill for Stanford in the 2006 defense are those vacated by Jon Alston, who started all 22 games in the history of the "rush" outside linebacker position for the Cardinal. Now two exciting but brand new faces try to take over. Also: the "Sam" OLBs, Edwards' streak ends, Moore returns, Mattran in the middle, Kimble shreds, Lorig leaps forward and more from fall camp.
August 16, 2006

Colts Hot Prospect Q&A: LB Jon Alston

Jon Alston talks about his strengths, his special teams experience, why playing safety might not be so crazy, who he met with at the Combine, and much more in this exclusive interview with Ed Thompson.
April 18, 2006

Linebacker Jon Alston: "Never Settle"

Stanford linebacker Jon Alston provides an incredible balance of talent, intelligence and focus that will serve him well in the NFL. Whoever calls his name on the first day of the draft is going to have one of the truly great players from this year's class.
April 18, 2006

Skins Draft Target: Jon Alston

Among the outside linebacker prospects that are rumored to be on the Redskins draft day radar screen is Stanford's Jon Alston. A fifth-year senior, Alston has the right combination of smarts, word ethic and athletic ability to be a good fit on the Redskins defense.
April 13, 2006