With denials pouring in from all sides, an Oakland city official said yesterday he expects the Los Angeles Raiders to become the Oakland Raiders sometime this season.

"I believe we've just about got everything wrapped up," Oakland City Councilman Wilson Riles Jr. said in a report in yesterday's edition of The National. "I feel very confident they are going to play here this year . . . at least some of their games here."

Raiders owner Al Davis earlier this week denied an ESPN report that the team would be moving, but a newspaper report Thursday said a Raiders player who asked not to be identified said Davis said he was "100 percent certain" that the team would be playing its home games this year in Oakland.

Raiders executive assistant Al LoCasale said the newspaper report was inaccurate. The Raiders have two years remaining on a lease with the Los Angeles Coliseum. However, the team has sold only 22,600 season tickets for the 1990 season at the 90,000-seat stadium that lured the Raiders from Oakland in 1982.

Richard Riordan, a former president of the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission who is still a member of that group, said the subject of moving this season has not come up in discussions with Raiders officials.

"Al LoCasale denies that the Raiders are leaving Los Angeles," Riordan said. "Secondly, we have had zero negotiations with the Raiders about leaving Los Angeles this year. We are still talking to them.

"I don't know how it's going to come out. He's still talking to Oakland, and he's still talking to us."

The Raiders have been negotiating for more than a year with the city of Oakland and Alameda County to work out a return to their original home. Davis has until the end of the month to accept or reject the city and county's latest offer.

Riles said the Raiders' first two home games -- against Denver on Sept. 9 and against Pittsburgh on Sept. 23 -- would be played at a location other than the Oakland Coliseum, but that the Raiders' remaining six home games would be played there.

"There is too much money to be made by the Raiders and the NFL by them coming {to Oakland}," Riles said.

Broncos: Acquired offensive lineman Dave Widell from Dallas in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice in 1991 and a conditional undisclosed choice in 1992.

Colts: The team waived tight end Dwayne O'Connor, a two-year starter, defensive backs Orsorio Jackson and David Rider, linebacker Tony Massey, running back Alfred Rawls, offensive lineman Caesar Rentie and wide receiver Dale Amos.