Little Change To Chiefs, Vikings Injury Report

The Kansas City Chiefs injury report for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings was mostly unchanged Thursday.  The same four players — Brandon Bair, Jonathan Baldwin, Brandon Flowers and Jon McGraw — were listed, though Bair was upgraded from “Did Not Participate” to “Full Participation” in practice.

Since Bair has yet to be active for a game this season, so his status shouldn’t have any impact Sunday.  The same can’t be said for Baldwin, Flowers and McGraw.

It’s looking less likely that this will be the week for the rookie Baldwin to make his NFL debut.  His increased participation in practice is a step in the right direction, but it’s likely too soon for him to be on the active roster contributing.

Flowers and McGraw are vital to a battered secondary.  The cornerback is dealing with a reported high ankle sprain and even if he can go, it’s hard to imagine he will be as effective as usual.  Meanwhile, McGraw isn’t a great option to start at safety, but unfortunately for Kansas City, he is their best option to play next to Kendrick Lewis thanks to a lack of depth.

The Vikings added safety Jamarca Sanford to the injury report, but upgraded LB E.J. Henderson and RB Adrian Peterson to limited after they both sat out practice on Wednesday.  Following a week in which he was frustrated over a lack of carries, Peterson will be ready to go Sunday against the Chiefs.

Chiefs

Full Participation

Brandon Bair (Illness)

Limited Participation

Jonathan Baldwin (Thumb)
Brandon Flowers (Ankle)
Jon McGraw (Shin)

Vikings

Full Participation

Asher Allen (Toe)
Chris Cook (Groin)
Jamarca Sanford (Thigh)
Kevin Williams (Foot)

Limited Participation

E.J. Henderson (Knee)
Tyrell Johnson (Hip)
Jim Kleinsasser (Elbow)
Adrian Peterson (Calf)

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