Two straight days of limited practice participation indicates that Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston could return to action in Week 16 against Indianapolis after missing the last three with an elbow injury.
The waiving of Chad Hall on Thursday likely signaled a return to action for Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster, ESPN has speculated. Hall had served as a replacement for McCluster, who was inactive for the game Sunday at Oakland with an infected ankle.
Chiefs tight end Sean McGrath stepped up with a touchdown in the absence of Anthony Fasano during Sunday's blowout win over the Raiders in Week 15.
McGrath caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith in the third quarter. It was his second touchdown of the season. He caught all two of his targeted passes for 14 yards and a touchdown in a 65-31 victory. Five of his 25 catches have come over the last three games.
The Raiders received minor contributions from several role players during Sunday's blowout loss to the Chiefs in Week 15.
In the running game, fullback Jamize Olawale rushed for two yards on one carry. In the passing game, Taiwan Jones, who converted to cornerback before the start of the season, came down with a short pass from Matt McGloin and took it up the field for a 52-yard gain for his only catch of the day. He also lost a fumble.
Raiders embattled running back Darren McFadden said Thursday he would like to return to the team next season, but offensive coordinator Greg Olson said that might require two productive games to end 2013, per the San Francisco Chronicle.