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Pregame notes from Oakland

OAKLAND -- Oakland coach Tom Cable isn’t expected to face NFL discipline stemming from physical abuse allegations, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

This has to be a relief for Cable. However, his biggest problem remains -- keeping his job. The Raiders are just 6-14 under Cable.

  • Oakland defensive end Greg Ellis is inactive after he had knee and shoulder surgery. Rookie Matt Shaughnessy will start in Ellis’ place.

  • Tight end Leonard Pope will make his first start with Kansas City. Sean Ryan had started the previous eight games.

  • Receiver Chaz Schilens is active for Oakland for the first time this season. He suffered a broken foot in August.

  • Oakland guard Robert Gallery is active for the first time since suffering a broken leg in Week 2.

  • Oakland running back Darren McFadden is active after missing four games with a knee injury.