Friday, December 10, 2010
Evening AFC West notes
By Bill Williamson
While the Kansas City Chiefs will likely be without Matt Cassel in the Sunday’s pivotal game in San Diego, there is a chance the Chargers will have the services of top receiving options Antonio Gates and Vincent Jackson.
Both Pro Bowl players are questionable to play against the Chiefs. Gates did not practice all week because of a nagging injury, but the team is hopeful he can play. Jackson practiced fully. He is listed as questionable with a calf injury. He missed last week’s game against Oakland and he was hurt on the second play against the Colts, which was his first game of the season after a long holdout.
Receiver Legedu Naanee is doubtful with a nagging hamstring injury. San Diego running back Darren Sproles is questionable after being limited all week with a concussion. It wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t play.
- Like in Denver, Houston is preparing for a potential John Elway-Gary Kubiak reunion with the Broncos. Lots would have to happen, folks, but this could potentially be feasible. Elway and the Broncos have been talking about him joining the franchise. These talks have been ongoing. I have chimed on this possibility often. I think it is a matter of time before Elway joins the front office. But as long as Elway, who does not have NFL experience in the area, doesn’t make the final personnel decisions, I think it would be a good move. Elway has value, but it should be as the primary decision maker. That’s just not his area of expertise.
- It doesn’t appear that it will be a happy reunion for Oakland defensive tackle John Henderson when he returns to Jacksonville on Sunday. Expect Sunday’s game, which the Raiders desperately need to win, to be settled on the ground.