AFC West: Craig Aukerman

Chargers add to coaching staff

January, 28, 2013
The Chargers continued to fill out Mike McCoy's new coaching staff.

They have hired Craig Aukerman as assistant special teams coach, Andrew Dees as assistant offensive line coach, Chad Grimm and Nick Sirianni as quality control coaches and Byron Storer as defensive assistant-linebackers coach.

Sirianni was the Chiefs’ receivers coach last season. Grimm is the son of Hall of Famer Russ Grimm.

In other AFC West news:
  • The Denver Post reports that Denver star left tackle Ryan Clady will need shoulder surgery that will keep him out of a large chunk of the offseason program. However, it is not expected to affect his 2013 season. Clady is a free agent, but Denver is expected to give him the franchise tag if a long-term deal isn’t signed.
  • The Lions hired former never general manager Brian Xanders as a senior personnel executive. He was let go by the Broncos last year.
  • There are some interesting AFC West connections in’s cool Secrets of the Super Bowl Quarterbacks piece.
  • The Sporting News named Colts general manger Ryan Grigson the NFL executive of the year. Denver’s John Elway was considered a top candidate as well.

Evening news and notes

February, 11, 2010
For the second straight year, Denver will not raise ticket prices.

In fact, one area at the stadium will be reduced by 21 percent.

“We recognize and understand the economic challenges facing our fans,” Broncos Senior Vice President of Business Development Mac Freeman said in a statement released by the team. “Their support for the Broncos has remained overwhelming despite an uncertain financial climate. We appreciate their loyalty and want to make sure they can continue to share in the excitement of our team during the 2010 season.”
  • Keep an eye on Oakland to see if it shows interest in left tackle Tra Thomas. Although he was cut by Jacksonville on Thursday, and is past his prime, he can still help a team. Oakland will be looking for tackle help this offseason.
  • Denver hired Craig Aukerman as a defensive assistant. Aukerman, 33, spent last season as the linebackers coach at Kent State. This is his first season in the NFL.