Chiefs Add Dexter McCluster To Injury Report

For the second straight week, the Kansas City Chiefs unexpectedly added wide receiver Dexter McCluster to the injury report. However, unlike last week when it was for the birth of his daughter, McCluster was sidelined by an injury.

Fresh off of a game in which he set the franchise single-game record for punt return yards, McCluster was unable to practice Thursday because of a bum ankle. If he isn’t able to give it a go on Friday, the Chiefs will have to try and find someone they are comfortable with returning punts.

The Chiefs have had two players return kicks, but no one other than McCluster has returned punts. Quintin Demps is listed second on the depth chart, but hasn’t returned a punt in his career. We could see Kansas City make a move for someone on the practice squad with Frankie Hammond Jr. being the most likely candidate.

Joining McCluster on the sidelines during practice Thursday was starting left tackle Branden Albert. The likelihood of him getting back out on the field Sunday doesn’t look good right now, which would mean Donald Stephenson would once again take his spot with Eric Fisher starting on the right side.

Tight end Anthony Fasano and linebacker Justin Houston participated on a limited basis for the second straight day and I’d be surprised if either player would be able to play against the Oakland Raiders. Houston should be good to go next week, while there’s no way to know how Fasano will bounce back from his concussion.

The Raiders Thursday injury report didn’t have any changes.

Chiefs

Full Participation
Marcus Cooper
Rodney Hudson
Sean McGrath
Ron Parker
Anthony Sherman

Limited Participation
Anthony Fasano
Justin Houston

Did Not Participate
Branden Albert
Dexter McCluster

Raiders

Full Participation
Khalif Barnes
Mike Brisiel
Jason Hunter
Rashad Jennings
Tony Pashos

Limited Participation
Tyvon Branch
Nick Kasa
Denarius Moore
Sio Moore

Did Not Participate
Darren McFadden
Jeremy Stewart
Vance Walker

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