AFC West: Jerrell Harris

Evening AFC West notes

August, 5, 2013
Oakland rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden suffered a minor hamstring injury. He was not going to play in Friday’s preseason opener against Dallas, anyway. He has yet to be cleared for contact because of his recovery from a life-threatening heart surgery last November. Oakland coach Dennis Allen has said Hayden, the No. 12 overall pick in the April draft, will play in the preseason.
  • San Diego safety Brandon Taylor took another step in his recovery from a torn ACL. He was practicing in team drills Monday. He was working in individual drills last week.
  • Oakland guards Mike Brisiel and Lucas Nix returned to practice. Nix was working some with the first team Monday. He is fighting 2012 third-round pick Tony Bergstrom for the starting job.
  • The Chargers signed linebacker Jerrell Harris. He was on three different practice squads last season, including in Oakland. He is an Alabama product. He’s a longshot to make the roster.

Chiefs add to front office

May, 16, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs announced several additions to their front office. The moves were expected as part of the new regime.

The team added former Seattle executive Will Lewis as director of pro scouting. He has a history with Kansas City general manager John Dorsey. The team also added Marvin Allen as the team’s director of college scouting, Randy Ball as the team’s pro scouting assistant and Trey Koziol to serve as an area scout.

“We’ve got a great bunch of guys on our personnel staff that bring a wide range of experience to the table,” Dorsey said in a statement released by the team. “They’re all hard workers that are thoughtful, dedicated and detailed. We’re happy we were able to add, as well as retain, some very talented individuals.”

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