Though most of the players that have already made the team will see very limited playing time tonight against the Green Bay Packers, there will be five inactives for the Kansas City Chiefs.
OLB Tamba Hali, RT Ryan O’Callaghan, CB Maurice Leggett, OLB Cameron Sheffield and G Darryl Harris all missed practice time this week and will be held out.
Barry Richardson is once again expected to start in O’Callaghan’s place on the right offensive edge. O’Callaghan was injured in practice over one week ago and Richardson has repped in his place since. Mike Vrabel stepped into Hali’s role at right outside linebacker in practice this week, likely bringing Andy Studebaker into the starting lineup tonight on the left side.
No surprises for the Chiefs tonight. There is no need to push Hali and O’Callaghan, so there is no way to know how serious their injuries really are. The other three are obviously more significant issues with Sheffield and Leggett a week and two, respectively, removed from being carted off the field and Harris spending most of the preseason on the sidelines.
We should get to see plenty of Richardson, though over the past week he likely locked up his roster spot. If that’s the case then Colin Brown and Ike Ndukwe will be looking to impress in hopes of grabbing the final job along the offensive line.