Evening AFC West notes

San Diego receiver Eddie Royal (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday and receiver Robert Meachem (hamstring) was limited as the Chargers prepared to host Kansas City on Thursday. Meanwhile, Chiefs defensive end Glenn Dorsey (calf) was limited Tuesday, as was cornerback Stanford Routt (hamstring).

Fox Sports reports that Carolina has received calls about Steve Smith, but the Panthers have not shown interest in dealing the receiver. I could see Denver (Smith played for Broncos head coach John Fox and Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in Carolina) and San Diego (he’s from Southern California) showing interest under the right circumstances. The trade deadline is Thursday.

The Raiders announced they released defensive back Akwasi Owusu-Ansah from the practice squad.