AFC West news and notes


Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

• It is expected around the league that new Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli will fire coach Herman Edwards. But the word in Kansas City is that the situation is still being mulled.
Edwards has a big fan in owner Clark Hunt.

Don't be surprised if Edwards attends Pioli's introductory news conference on Wednesday. Pioli is expected to meet with Kansas City coaches Thursday.

If Pioli does fire Edwards, don't be surprised if San Diego defensive coordinator Ron Rivera gets a look. Rivera interviews in Detroit on Wednesday for the Lions' head job.

• San Diego running back LaDainian Tomlinson admitted he has heard rumors he could be traded but he hasn't heard anything concrete. I get the feeling San Diego hasn't even thought about that notion.

• The idea of the Chiefs heading to Missouri for training camp in 2010 has taken another step toward becoming a reality.

• In Denver, the offensive coaches are expected to talk to new coach Josh McDaniels about staying. However, assistants Jeremy Bates and Rick Dennison already have had or will have interviews elsewhere.

• Don't be surprised if former Denver general manager Ted Sundquist's name is connected to a potential opening in Detroit's front office.

• San Diego cornerback Antonio Cromartie said he played the season with a fractured hip. That could help explain a down season for Cromartie.

• Kansas City special teams coach Mike Priefer interviewed for the same job in Green Bay.

• The Rocky Mountain News is reporting that Mike Nolan is officially Denver's defensive coordinator and the team is also pursuing Dom Capers for a spot on the coaching staff.