Raiders, Broncos notes

February, 13, 2009
2/13/09
9:09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Former Raiders' coach Lane Kiffin is proceeding with his grievance against the team for unpaid salary, according to a source close to the situation. Kiffin was fired by Oakland on Sept. 30. He was hired to be the the head coach at the University of Tennessee.

Kiffin is looking for money that Oakland would have owed him during the time he was unemployed. Both Kiffin and the Raiders are in the preparation phase. An arbitrator may not hear the case for several months.

*  The word from the Bailey camp is that both Denver cornerback Champ Bailey (elbow surgery) and his brother, Denver outside linebacker Boss Bailey (knee surgery) are recovering well from their issues. Champ Bailey is expected to be ready for training camp and at this point. Boss Bailey is hoping to be ready for the season.

* The word Friday out of Denver is that the Broncos are definitely looking for personnel help. They could hire help in the draft and in free agency. Still, there doesn't appear to be a specific timetable. The team fired personnel members Jim and Jeff Goodman (they are father and son) and promoted Brian Xanders to general manager Friday. The Goodmans and Xanders were a three-man committee prior to the firings.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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