Evening AFC West news and notes

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

Four San Diego players, including running back LaDainian Tomlinson, did not practice Thursday because of an illness. At this point, the situation does not appear to be overly concerning to the team. San Diego linebacker Kevin Burnett missed his second day of practice with an ankle injury he suffered Monday night against Denver.

  • Kansas City left tackle Branden Albert practiced on a limited basis as he prepared to face San Diego on Sunday. He was limited Wednesday as well. An ankle injury kept Albert out of Sunday’s win at Washington.

  • The attorney for Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson said to expect a civil lawsuit by his client against Oakland coach Tom Cable.

  • I have confirmed that the safety Steve Gregory has, at least in practice, has replaced cornerback Antoine Cason, as the nickel in San Diego. Cason was a first-rounder in 2008.

  • The Raiders’ win over Philadelphia did not help them avoid a local television blackout. The game against the Jets on Sunday will be the team’s third straight blackout.