Evening AFC West news and notes

November, 2, 2009
11/02/09
10:05
PM ET
Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

There were several injury developments in the AFC West on Monday:
  • Oakland defensive end Greg Ellis will have minor knee surgery and will miss some time.
  • However, Oakland running back Darren McFadden is making strides from a knee injury that has kept him out of four games. He could play in Oakland’s next game, Nov. 15 against the Chiefs.
  • Denver right tackle Ryan Harris could miss three weeks with a toe injury. It’s the team’s first significant injury of the regular season.
  • Backup San Diego linebacker Tim Dobbins will miss two weeks with a knee injury. Starter Kevin Burnett is trying to come back from an ankle injury. The team is expected to add a linebacker to the 53-man roster.
  • The Chiefs released a statement, officially announcing their settlement with running back Larry Johnson regarding his suspension:

    The Kansas City Chiefs, in conjunction with the NFL Management Council, the NFL Players Association and RB Larry Johnson have settled all matters related to Johnson’s recent conduct. Johnson will remain suspended through the club’s game at Jacksonville on November 8th. He will not be permitted to participate in any team activities or be on team premises until Monday, November 9th. This matter is now closed, and the Chiefs will have no further comment.
  • San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers is on pace for one of the best quarterbacks outputs in the NFL this season.

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