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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 ESPN.com’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.