AFC West news and notes

November, 17, 2008
11/17/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Here are some AFC West news and notes on a Monday night:

The Denver Broncos' game at the New York Jets on Nov. 30 has been moved to 4:15 p.m. ET.

In Kansas City, the Chiefs are slowly getting healthy. Coach Herman Edwards said defensive starters Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson and Brandon Flowers have a chance to play Sunday against Buffalo. However, fellow defensive starters Pat Thomas and Turk McBride may not be ready to meet the Bills.

In Oakland, there were several interesting developments.

Penalty-prone tackle Kwame Harris has regained his spot in the starting lineup. Harris has not been terrific but his replacement has not been so great.

Receiver Ronald Curry is still not sure of his future in Oakland despite having a good game in Miami on Sunday. Curry questioned why he needed to get information from owner Al Davis and not coach Tom Cable. As always, there's drama in Oakland.

Curry has been a decent player and Oakland needs an offensive spark. He should be treated well in Oakland.

Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell was with the team Monday despite a death in the family. He was informed about it after the loss to Miami.

Cable wants backup running back Michael Bush to be open to playing fullback. Bush has not been overly thrilled about the idea but it may be his best chance of getting on the field. Bush has gotten few opportunities as a tailback.

Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday he is close to getting a contract extension to stay at the school. His name has been contacted to the likely opening in Oakland after the season.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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