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Sunday, January 1, 2012
Early AFC West notes

By Bill Williamson

NFL.com floats the name of Elliot Wolf as a possible candidate for the Oakland general manager job. Wolf is the son of former Green Bay and Oakland executive Ron Wolf. Also, Elliot Wolf works in Green Bay with another top Oakland candidate, Reggie McKenzie, a former Raiders linebacker. Expect the Raiders to begin the process of adding an executive after the season. That has been the plan since the Oct. 8 death of owner Al Davis.

The Chiefs put running back Jackie Battle on injured reserve and added Shaun Draughn from the practice squad. He is from North Carolina.

Norv Turner has the support of his players going into Sunday’s season finale at Oakland. Still, don’t expect the support to sway ownership. Turner is expected to be fired after the Chargers have failed to go to the playoffs for the past two seasons.

Perhaps a chain of events will prevent former Denver coach Josh McDaniels from being the offensive coordinator in Kansas City.