The Kansas City Chiefs only have four players on their injury report for Sunday’s game against the Broncos in Denver, but they are all questionable, per Josh Looney.
Kendrick Lewis (hamstring)
Dexter McCluster (ankle)
Jon McGraw (knee/head)
Brian Waters (shoulder)
Of the four, McCluster and McGraw were noticeably limited on Friday afternoon during drills that were open to the media. However, Lewis and Waters both took regular duty with the first-team units on their respective sides of the football.
McCluster has missed the past two games due to his ankle injury and appeared to take his biggest step forward during Thursday’s practice session. Lewis is riding a one-game inactive streak while neither McGraw nor Waters have missed any recent game action
At this point, it would be a bonus if McCluster was on the field Sunday though it’s not something we should count on. It’s just too much to ask a guy dealing with a high ankle sprain to try and go when his whole game is built around making people miss in space.
The Chiefs could have a big time issue at safety. Eric Berry has made incredible progress and I have no doubt he will keep making plays. Unfortunately he can’t play SS and FS, so that means someone will have to line up out there and get the job done. If Lewis and McGraw both sit, that means Donald Washington and Reshard Langford will be looked to for reps. Washington, short of a few hits on special teams, has not impressed and Langford has been inactive since the third week of the season.