Dexter McCluster Upgraded

After missing practice on Friday due to an illness, the Chiefs added WR Dexter McCluster to the injury report as “doubtful“.  The rookie was back out on the field Saturday and his status for Monday’s game has changed once again.

The Chiefs officially upgraded the gameday status of WR Dexter McCluster from “doubtful” to “questionable” on Sunday afternoon.  McCluster has been battling illness the past two days and missed practice on Friday evening.  The rest of the Chiefs injury report remains unchanged heading into Monday night’s season opener.

I’m still not sure why the Chiefs ever listed McCluster as doubtful.  Not that I expect the team to explain, but as I said yesterday if he wasn’t treated at the hospital there is no way to justify tagging McCluster as unlikely to play.

In my mind he was always going to play, so obviously I still expect McCluster to be out there tomorrow night without any restrictions.  The other injuries are much more ambiguous.

Hali has been nursing an ankle injury, something that could obviously slow down his rush off the edge significantly.  Look for Demorrio Williams, fresh off his impressive performance as an outside rusher last week, to give Hali a few breathers.

It’s hard to imagine that Ryan O’Callaghan will be able to contribute a full days work.  He has barely seen the practice field over the past couple of weeks, which would have made him a much more likely candidate to be tagged as doubtful.

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