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Evening AFC West notes

You can ignore the rumors that the Chargers will move to Los Angles for another year, at least. The San Diego Union Tribune has reported that team has committed to play in San Diego for another year.

So this buys the Chargers and a year to try to come up with a stadium solution and it buys San Diego a year in which another team can sneak into the Los Angles slot. It’s not perfect, but at least, it gives San Diego time as it attempts to keep the Chargers.

  • The Kansas City Chiefs have the biggest injury concerns in the division right now because of the emergency appendectomy quarterback Matt Cassel had on Wednesday. An expert in the field, told the Kansas City Star that Cassel may be able to play Sunday. Cassel is questionable for the game. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed a game four days after have an emergency appendectomy during the 2006 season.

  • For San Diego, tight end Antonio Gates didn’t practice because of a nagging foot injury. He’s expected to play Sunday, and he’s played in the past two games. Receiver Vincent Jackson didn’t practice because of a calf injury he suffered two weeks ago. Receiver Legedu Naanee didn’t practice because of a nagging hamstring injury. Running back Darren Sproles was out with a concussion he suffered when he took a legal helmet hit from Oakland rookie middle linebacker Rolando McClain on Sunday. San Diego linebacker Stephen Cooper was also out with a knee issue.

  • The Denver Post mentions Oakland offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as a potential candidate in Denver. It would fit and it would weaken the Raiders. I’m sure Oakland's owner would do everything he could to try to keep Jackson from going to Denver.