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Monday, May 6, 2013
Front-office additions are predictable

By Bill Williamson

This is front-office season.

We are seeing a predictable theme developing in Kansas City and in San Diego.

Monday, the Chargers hired former New York Jets staffer JoJo Wooden. He will be the Chargers’ director of player personnel. Late last week, Kansas City hired Chris Ballard away from Chicago to run its poor and college scouting departments.

Both the Chiefs and the Chargers hired new general manager this year. Thus, these moves were expected. New regimes bring in their own people to fill out their front-office staffs. Expect to hear about other scouting moves in both Kansas City and in San Diego in the coming weeks. Often, these moves happen shortly after the draft.

The same thing happened in Oakland last year when Reggie McKenzie took over as general manager He brought his own scouting crew in after the draft.