Charles (knee) is not expected to play Sunday against the Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Charles was officially listed as doubtful, so it will not be overly surprising if he misses out. Spencer Ware will likely get the start, with Charcandrick West the backup once again, though the Jets boast one of the better defensive lines in the league, particularly against the run, so a breakout rushing performance is unlikely from either back.
Gaines (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.
Gaines was a late addition to this week's injury report, but it appears that the 25-year-old may be in jeopardy of missing Sunday's game. If Gaines is unable to go Sunday that would be a huge blow to Kansas City. The Jets are likely to use three and four wide receiver sets in an attempt to exploit a somewhat depleted secondary. Steven Nelson and Kenneth Acker could be in line for increased playing time if Gaines sits out.
Pruitt (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 matchup with the Panthers, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Pruitt was limited during practice all week, and after evaluating him Sunday morning, team trainers evidently determined that the tight end wasn't ready to go. Since he's the No. 3 option on the depth chart behind Kyle Rudolph and Rhett Ellison, Pruitt won't see many snaps even once he returns to active status.
Henicke will start the regular season on the non-football injury list, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.
Heinicke was originally given a timetable of three months for a return when he had surgery to repair a torn tendon in his ankle. Placement on the NFI list to start the season means that he'll miss at least the first six games, which he likely would've anyway.