Evening AFC West news and notes

San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman is questionable to play Sunday against Philadelphia with a foot injury. He did not practice Thursday and Friday. Fellow linebacker Shaun Phillips practiced fully Friday for the first time this week after suggering an ankle injury. Phillips and Merriman have combined for eight sacks in the past two games. Center Nick Hardwick is out for the eighth straight game with an ankle injury.

Oakland defensive end Greg Ellis is on questionable to play Sunday against the Chiefs after he had knee and shoulder surgery. Receiver Javon Walker, who reportedly asked to be released, has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Denver defensive lineman Ryan McBean is questionable to play at Washington with a knee injury. He didn’t play against Pittsburgh.

Oakland punter Shane Lechler is on pace to set a major NFL record.