Chargers short-handed at receiver

The San Diego Chargers have just three healthy receivers Thursday night against Kansas City.

With Eddie Royal and Robert Meachem hurt, Malcom Floyd, Danario Alexander and Seyi Ajirotutu will be the Chargers’ receivers; Alexander and Ajirotutu are new to the roster. This will be a challenge for struggling quarterback Philip Rivers.

San Diego defensive tackle Antonio Garay is playing for the first time this season. Linebacker Larry English, a first-round pick in 2009, is a healthy scratch for San Diego.

For Kansas City, defensive end Glenn Dorsey is back after dealing with a calf injury. Meanwhile, Javier Arenas will play cornerback in place of Stanford Routt, who suffered a hamstring injury in practice this week.

In other AFC West news:

Players are happy that the Raiders' offensive coaching staff is finally incorporating some power-blocking schemes to go along with the team's zone-blocking schemes. Oakland has had better ground success using the power-blocking schemes and I’m sure we will see more of it as the season goes on.