Evening AFC West notes

September, 25, 2010
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The San Diego Chargers officially announced that left tackle Marcus McNeill ended his holdout and signed his tender. McNeill will be eligible to play Oct.17 at St. Louis.

“We’re all very happy that Marcus has decided to sign his tender and go back to work,” San Diego general manager A.J. Smith said in a statement. “He has missed some time on the job, but we will be patient, get him up to speed and Coach (Norv Turner) will decide how quickly he gets on the field.”

With rookie tailback Ryan Mathews likely out Sunday with an ankle injury, the Chargers added depth to the position by promoting running back Curtis Brinkley from the practice squad. Cornerback Dante Hughes was cut to make room for Brinkley.

An emotional Josh McDaniels said Kenny McKinley was "tough to yell at" during a memorial for McKinley on Friday. McKinley died of an apparent suicide Monday. McKinley was 23. The second-year receiver was on the injured reserve.

Chiefs rookie safety Kendrick Lewis was fined $5,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit in a Week 2 win at Cleveland.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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