Evening AFC West news and notes

November, 20, 2009
11/20/09
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Kansas City linebacker Mike Vrabel has a knee injury and he is doubtful to play against the Steelers. It does seem, though, that the Chiefs won’t have to worry about star Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu on Sunday.

San Diego center Nick Hardwick’s recovery from an ankle injury he suffered in Week 1 has slowed. He has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at Denver. San Diego right tackle Jeromey Clary is questionable with an ankle injury.

According to a league spokesman, Kansas City linebacker Tamba Hali was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness against Oakland on Sunday.

If the Raiders score 51 or less points in their final seven games they will set a new NFL mark for fewest points scored in a season.

The Chargers aren’t afraid to use the Wildcat formation.

The Raiders ar excited about the energy new quarterback Bruce Gradkowksi has brought this week. Let’s see if it will result in success as Gradkowski takes over for the benched JaMarcus Russell.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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