Oakland -- San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman is active and he is expected to play Sunday against the Raiders.
Merriman suffered a calf injury two weeks ago at Seattle and hasn’t played since. He was warming up on the field in the past hour and he looked to be moving well. The Chargers are thin at linebacker and will need Merriman to stay on the field.
Right guard Louis Vasquez is inactive for the second straight game because of a knee injury. He did practice Friday, giving the team hope he could play, but he will once again be replaced by Tyronne Green.
Guard Robert Gallery is out for the fourth straight game because of a hamstring injury. Oakland has activated No. 3 quarterback Kyle Boller. Thus, he is not the emergency quarterback and there are eight other inactive players.