As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to take on the San Diego Chargers Thursday night, they have already know two players that will be sitting out with head injuries.
QB Brady Quinn has yet to be cleared after being hurt in Sunday’s loss to the Oakland Raiders — clearing the way for Matt Cassel to start once again — and RB Nate Eachus will also be sidelined.
Eachus has been serving as the Chiefs fullback and it shouldn’t be seen as a coincidence that the running game stalled Sunday with him unable to play.
The Chiefs also will be waiting to see if their four players only able to practice on a limited basis Tuesday can suit up against the Chargers. Leading that list continues to be DE Glenn Dorsey. He has missed five straight games (all losses) and would be a huge help to a defensive line dealing with depth issues.
Special teams standout Terrance Copper, CB Stanford Routt and TE Steve Maneri were also all limited for head coach Romeo Crennel.
WR Devon Wylie was a full participant, but Chiefs fans shouldn’t hold their breath for the rookie to help out any time this season.
The Chargers injury report is just as long as the Chiefs and is headlined by WR Eddie Royal, who was unable to practice on Tuesday. Former Chiefs OT Jared Gaither was a full participant in practice and should be good to go Thursday night.
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