AFC West injury update

It appears San Diego might be without left tackle Jared Gaither (groin), defensive end Corey Liuget (hamstring) and linebacker Antwan Barnes (leg). They were not practicing Friday once again.

As expected, Denver guard Chris Kuper (ankle) and cornerback Tracy Porter (illness) are out for Sunday’s game at Carolina. They didn’t practice all week. Kuper was hurt Sunday at Cincinnati, and this will be Porter’s fourth straight game he has missed because of complications after having a seizure in August.

Kansas City defensive end Glenn Dorsey remained out Friday with a calf. He is not expected to play Monday night at Pittsburgh. Left tackle Branden Albert remained limited with a back injury.

We’ll have an update on Oakland later Friday. But running back Darren McFadden is expected to be out with a high ankle sprain. He missed practice all week.

In other AFC West news:

Denver linebacker Von Miller has a plan if he sacks Carolina quarterback Cam Newton on Sunday in a matchup of the No. 1 and No. 2 overall draft picks of the 2011 draft.

Former Kansas City cornerback Stanford Routt is reportedly visiting the Lions on Friday. He was cut by the Chiefs on Monday.

There are some familiar AFC West names on this Sporting News list of overrated players.