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Evening AFC West notes

San Diego left tackle Marcus McNeill told reporters Monday he is “comfortable” with his standing on the team, and is hopeful the team will end up giving him a long-term deal. The Chargers had long wanted to lock up McNeill and now that he has returned, a deal would not be a surprise at some point. McNeill is eligible to play Oct. 17 at St. Louis.

  • The San Diego Union Tribune reports that changes are coming on San Diego’s special teams units. Perhaps some starters will get a chance to stop the bleeding. San Diego has allowed three return touchdowns in three games.

  • Meanwhile, the paper reported rookie running back Ryan Mathews is making a return from a sprained ankle that kept him out of the past six quarters and the team is awaiting tests on guard Louis Vasquez’s MCL injury and linebacker Shawne Merriman’s calf injury. Both players were hurt in a loss at Seattle on Sunday.

  • At this point, I’d be surprised if an AFC West team ended up with quarterback Trent Edwards, who was cut by Buffalo. But you never know.