Oakland coach Tom Cable said defensive tackle John Henderson will miss 3-6 weeks with a stress fracture in his foot. Cable said the injury could linger because of Henderson’s massive size. He is 6-foot-7, 335 pounds.
Henderson was signed this offseason to help Oakland’s run defense. It is ranked No. 31 in the NFL against the run after four games. It was 29th last season.
Oakland running back Darren McFadden didn’t practice because of a hamstring injury. McFadden is tied for third place in the NFL with 392 rushing yards. The Oakland Tribune doesn’t expect McFadden to be able to face the Chargers.
In Kansas City, defensive end Tyson Jackson was limited with a knee injury. He has been out for three weeks.
In Denver, running back Knowshon Moreno was limited and they hope he can return Sunday at Baltimore after missing two games with a hamstring injury. Denver needs its starter back. It is averaging 2.2 yards per carry.
The Raiders are trying to get motivated by former Chiefs and Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer once again.