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Monday, November 3, 2008
AFC West news and notes


Posted by ESPN .com's Bill Williamson

Around the AFC West:

Denver
The word is that weakside linebacker D.J. Williams might be out 3-4 weeks with an MCL injury. More information is expected Tuesday. But Denver put two players -- running backs Michael Pittman and Andre Hall -- on the injured reserve list Monday and likely would have done the same with Williams had it been a more serious injury.

Denver is expected to add a couple of players to the 53-man roster Tuesday morning. It wouldn't be a surprise to see running back P.J. Pope promoted from the practice squad. The team will surely add a running back.

The word is the team is quietly satisfied with the ruling in their favor in the Al Wilson medical grievance.

Kansas City
The Chiefs were looking at running backs as well Monday. It wouldn't be a surprise if they add some players, including a running back as early as Tuesday. Kolby Smith is out for the year after suffering a knee injury Sunday.

Meanwhile, it looks like standout linebacker Derrick Johnson may not play Sunday at San Diego.

Oakland
Rookie tailback Darren McFadden is still day-to-day with a turf toe injury that kept him out the last two games. This thing may drag out longer.

The name of former Oakland coach Lane Kiffin has been connected to the pending coaching opening at Tennessee as well as at Washington and Clemson. The rumblings around the league is that Kiffin, despite a 5-15 record, is being helped by the fact that Oakland has nosedived after he was fired. Even though Oakland was 1-3 under Kiffin, they were competing hard. Under interim head coach Tom Cable, the Raiders are 1-3 and have been outscored 87-13 in their losses under Cable.

San Diego
Pro Bowl cornerback Antonio Cromartie continued to rest his hip Monday in the Charegrs' first post-bye practice.