San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman is probable to face Cincinnati on Sunday in a pivotal AFC game. He practiced for the first time this week Friday. He sat out the first two days with a nagging foot injury. Fellow outside linebacker Shaun Phillips is questionable with an ankle injury. But he did practice fully the past two games.
Oakland tight end Zack Miller is questionable to play at Denver because of a concussion. But his chances may not be strong. He didn’t practice all week and it is his second concussion of the season.
Rookie Oakland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey is out for the third straight game with a foot injury. Oakland defensive end Greg Ellis practice for the first time this week Friday despite a knee injury. He is listed a probable.