Evening AFC West news and notes

December, 31, 2010
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San Diego put linebacker Stephen Cooper (knee) and running back Mike Tolbert (neck, shoulder) on the injured reserve. Running back Curtis Brinkley and linebacker Darry Beckwith were promoted from the practice squad. Linebacker Larry English ( foot) is doubtful to play. Meanwhile, receiver Malcom Floyd is probable to play Sunday after missing two games with a hamstring injury.

As expected Oakland running back Darren McFadden (turf toe) and defensive tackle Richard Seymour (hamstring) will be game-time decisions Sunday in Kansas City. Oakland coach Tom Cable said McFadden has a better chance of playing than Seymour, who missed last week’s game.

According to an NFL spokesman, Oakland rookie defensive lineman Lamarr Houston was fined $12,500 for unnecessary roughness. He poked his finger in an opponent’s face mask near the eye.

Denver cornerback Champ Bailey will be a game-time decision Sunday. He didn’t practice all week with an ankle injury. Bailey will be a free agent and this could be his final game as a Bronco. Denver running back Knowshon Moreno (ribs) and receiver Eddie Royal (groin) are questionable to face the Chargers.

In an Insider piece on ESPN.com Insider, Mel Kiper looks at some of the Chiefs’ draft needs.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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