The Chiefs listed quarterback Alex Smith as inactive for Week 17's game against the Chargers. Smith is suffering from a lacerated spleen which is expected to keep him out for six weeks. Other inactives included Donnie Avery, Phillip Gaines, Marcus Cooper, Eric Kush, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Nick Williams. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) and running back Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) were listed as questionable, but are active.
The following players for the Chiefs have been deemed inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers: quarterback Aaron Murray, wide receiver Donnie Avery, offensive linemen Eric Kush, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Nick Williams, cornerback Marcus Cooper and running back Charcandrick West.
Several Chiefs who were on the injury report are active for the game at San Francisco. They include linebackers Tamba Hali (knee) and Frank Zombo (hamstring), cornerbacks Sean Smith (groin) and Marcus Cooper (knee), and running back De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring).
As expected, Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin) and safety Eric Berry (ankle) have been ruled out for the Week 5 game at San Francisco. The only other non-probable is cornerback Marcus Cooper (knee), who is questionable. Running back Jamaal Charles (ankle) and linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) headline a group of probables. The others are cornerback Sean Smith (groin), running back De'Anthony Thomas and linebacker Frank Zombo (hamstring).
The Chiefs probables should be good to go Week 2 against the Broncos. Safety Husain Abdullah, S Eric Berry, WR Dwayne Bowe, CB Marcus Cooper, LB Tamba Hali, WR Frankie Hammond Jr., WR Junior Hemingway, C Eric Kush and LB Josh Martin all came into the game listed as probable. They are all active Week 2.