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Monday, January 5, 2009
AFC West news and notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

There is interview news in the AFC West on Monday night:

The Chiefs are meeting with New England general manager Scott Pioli. This is significant movement for the Chiefs.

Pioli is widely considered the top executive available and his hiring would give instant credibility to the Chiefs. It would also likely mean the end of the Herman Edwards era in Kansas City. Pioli will almost certainly want to bring his own coach in anywhere he goes.

Pioli had been talking to Cleveland. The fact that he has gotten to the stage where he is talking to the Chiefs may mean he is focusing on Kansas City. The Chiefs are certainly focusing on Pioli. He has been the focus of a slow process.