The Kansas City Chiefs were able to upgrade three players and remove two others altogether on their latest injury report as they prepare to take on the Washington Redskins. Even with the positive movement, head coach Andy Reid still saw three starters unable to suit up.
Returning to practice and participating fully was wide receiver Dexter McCluster. He wasn’t on the field Wednesday, but not because of an injury. Instead, he was at the hospital welcoming little Ava into the world. With mother and child happy and healthy, McCluster will be a full go Sunday afternoon.
The Chiefs were able to upgrade players dealing with knee injuries. Starting defensive end Mike DeVito and safety Kendrick Lewis were both limited on Wednesday but participated fully Thursday.
Because they are no longer receiving treatment for their injuries, both tackle Eric Fisher and guard Jon Asamoah were removed from the injury report. While Fisher is expected to start Sunday, Asamoah could serve as a backup for the second straight week.
Unfortunately, Kansas City couldn’t bump up three other starters, making it unlikely they play against the Redskins. Tackle Branden Albert, tight end Anthony Fasano and linebacker Justin Houston all sat out for the second straight day. Unless they can show Andy Reid they can get going a little bit on Friday, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Chiefs leave all three players behind in Kansas City.
Frank Zombo filled in for Houston during last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos, while Donald Stephenson would start in place of Albert and Sean McGrath is set to see an increased work load at tight end.
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