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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Several players from the AFC West or who have retired from the AFC West are enrolled in the league's popular NFL business management and entrepreneurial program.

The annual initiative will be held at the Harvard Business School, Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University), Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The program began in 2005 and 407 players have taken advantage of it. The programs are run in four-day increments and will run from February through April.

Here are the players participating this year with AFC West ties:

Denver: Safety Herana-Daze Jones, offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus, safety John Lynch, receiver Ed McCaffrey.

Kansas City: Safety Jon McGraw, running back Kolby Smith.

Oakland: Linebacker Ricky Brown, receiver Ashley Lelie, quarterback Andrew Walter.

San Diego: Center Nick Hardwick, tight end Kris Wilson.