Vincent Jackson doesn't practice again

San Diego star receiver Vincent Jackson missed his second consecutive day of practice Thursday with a groin injury. The team is hoping he can play Saturday at Detroit. Linebacker Travis LaBoy, suffering from a knee injury, also missed practice for the second day in a row. Defensive tackle Antonio Garay was limited Thursday with a toe injury after he didn’t practice Wednesday.

In other AFC West news:

Oakland coach Hue Jackson has not ruled running back Darren McFadden, receiver Jacoby Ford, safety Michael Huff and defensive tackle John Henderson out of Saturday’s game at Kansas City. Still, it doesn’t look good that any of them will play.

Kansas City center Casey Wiegmann (calf) and safety Jon McGraw (ankle) were limited in practice for the second straight day.

Former Kansas City defensive coordinator and current Detroit defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham talked about the evolution of Antonio Gates’ game. Heading into his Chargers' game at Detroit on Saturday, the tight end is three catches from becoming San Diego's all-time leading receiver. He will get his chance to set the record in his hometown this weekend.

Denver safety Brian Dawkins was limited in practice for the second consecutive day after missing Sunday’s game against New England with a neck injury.