One Player Missing, Three Limited At Chiefs Practice

The Chiefs replaced injured linebacker Cameron Sheffield with veteran Charlie Anderson Wednesday, but they still have four players that missed or were limited during practice.

DE Tyson Jackson was the only player not at practice when the opening bell sounded, though he was in the building following practice.

The Chiefs officially listed Jackson as a non-participant in practice (knee), while the club also listed Wallace Gilberry (back), Tamba Hali (foot) and Ryan O’Callaghan (groin) as limited participants.  O’Callaghan was the only player who did not play on Monday.

On his way out of the building with a brace on his knee, Jackson said that he hopes to play on Sunday.  He reportedly has a sprained MCL (the same injury that kept Matt Cassel out for two weeks last year) and is likely to stay behind in Kansas City this weekend.  Jackson played his best game as a pro on Monday night, putting extra pressure on the Chiefs and their already thin defensive line.

Hali might not have racked up gaudy stats against the Chargers, but his ankle didn’t stop him from constantly applying pressure to Philip Rivers.  I would expect to see him back out there Sunday harassing whoever ends up lining up behind center for the Browns.

Would be great to finally see O’Callaghan back with the first team offense.  Richardson continues to do an adequate job, but he’s not ready to start in this league.  If the Chiefs decide that O’Callaghan is unable to go again this weekend and want to add some depth, they could look to Darryl Harris on the practice squad.  After missing the bulk of the preseason, Harris is back practicing making him a name to remember going forward.

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