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Kansas City Chiefs

Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium | Coach: Andy Reid
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense23rd96.2 (26th)236.4 (21st)
Defense26th122.9 (29th)251.2 (17th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
27Acker, Kenneth CB6-01952/6/19923Southern Methodist
57Alexander, D.J. LB6-22339/30/19912Oregon State
77Barnes, T.J. DT6-73646/14/19903Georgia Tech
29Berry, Eric SS6-021212/29/19887Tennessee
9Bray, Tyler QB6-621512/27/19914Tennessee
2Colquitt, Dustin P6-32105/6/198212Tennessee
17Conley, Chris WR6-320510/25/19922Georgia
34Davis, Knile RB5-1022710/5/19914Arkansas
76Duvernay-Tardif, Laurent G6-53212/11/19913McGill (Canada)
72Fisher, Eric T6-73151/5/19914Central Michigan
4Foles, Nick QB6-62431/20/19895Arizona
55Ford, Dee OLB6-22523/19/19913Auburn
73Fulton, Zach G6-53169/23/19913Tennessee
23Gaines, Phillip CB6-01934/4/19913Rice
91Hali, Tamba OLB6-327511/3/198311Penn State
84Harris, Demetrius TE6-72307/29/19913Wis.-Milwaukee
10Hill, Tyreek WR5-101853/1/1994RWest Alabama
50Houston, Justin OLB6-32581/12/19896Georgia
94Jenkins, Jarvis DT6-43004/24/19886Clemson
56Johnson, Derrick ILB6-324211/22/198212Texas
95Jones, Chris DE6-53107/3/1994RMississippi State
87Kelce, Travis TE6-526010/5/19894Cincinnati
19Maclin, Jeremy WR6-01985/11/19888Missouri
39Mitchell, Terrance DB5-111905/17/19923Oregon
61Morse, Mitch C6-63054/21/19922Missouri
21Murray, Eric CB5-111991/7/1994RMinnesota
20Nelson, Steven CB5-111941/22/19932Oregon State
52Nicolas, Dadi LB6-32359/29/1992RVirginia Tech
99Nunez-Roches, Rakeem DT6-23077/3/19932Southern Mississippi
80O'Shaughnessy, James TE6-42451/14/19922Illinois State
38Parker, Ron FS6-02068/17/19876Newberry
68Person, Mike G6-43006/17/19886Montana State
22Peters, Marcus CB6-01971/9/19932Washington
92Poe, Dontari NT6-33468/18/19905Memphis
75Reid, Jah G6-73257/21/19886Central Florida
98Reyes, Kendall DT6-43009/26/19895Connecticut
14Robinson, Demarcus WR6-12039/21/1994RFlorida
5Santos, Cairo K5-816011/12/19913Tulane
71Schwartz, Mitchell T6-53206/8/19895California
42Sherman, Anthony FB5-1024212/11/19886Connecticut
62Smith, Terrance ILB6-22355/3/1993RFlorida State
11Smith, Alex QB6-42175/7/198412Utah
49Sorensen, Daniel DB6-22083/5/19903Brigham Young
 Sterup, Zach DB6-93185/14/1992RNebraska
13Thomas, De'Anthony WR5-81761/5/19933Oregon
88Travis, Ross TE6-72351/9/19931Penn State
32Ware, Spencer RB5-1022911/23/19913Louisiana State
35West, Charcandrick RB5-102056/2/19913Abilene Christian
24White, D.J. CB5-111939/9/1993RGeorgia Tech
12Wilson, Albert WR5-92007/12/19923Georgia State
53Wilson, Ramik ILB6-22378/19/19922Georgia
41Winchester, James LS6-32408/6/19892Oklahoma
70Witzmann, Bryan T6-73206/16/19901South Dakota State
51Zombo, Frank OLB6-32543/5/19877Central Michigan
Injured Players
97Bailey, Allen (IR) DE6-32883/25/19896Miami (Fla.)
25Charles, Jamaal (IR) RB5-1119912/27/19869Texas
6Cook, Kenny (IR) WR6-42185/20/19921Gardner-Webb
79Ehinger, Parker (IR) G6-631012/30/1992RCincinnati
48Harris, Vernon (IR) DB6-11976/25/1994RDartmouth
96Howard, Jaye (IR) DE6-330112/20/19885Florida
59March-Lillard, Justin (IR) ILB6-02227/5/19932Akron
90Mauga, Josh (IR) ILB6-12456/20/19877Nevada
40Millard, Trey (IR) FB6-22477/21/19912Oklahoma
Practice Squad
 Cheek, Joseph G6-731112/2/1992RTexas A&M
 Devey, Jordan G6-63201/11/19883Memphis
 Hall, Jimmy DB6-123011/18/19912Northwestern
85Hammond, Frankie WR6-11842/17/19903Florida
 Jones, Seantavius WR6-32008/9/19921Valdosta State
93King, David DE6-428112/27/19892Oklahoma
 Okine, Earl DE6-62901/4/19901Florida
24Reaves, Darrin RB5-102154/17/19932Alabama-Birmingham
 Sankey, Darnell LB6-225010/11/1994RSacramento State
 Stave, Joel QB6-52305/16/1992RWisconsin
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Kansas City6-5315.96-3314.525.72234
 
 
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Position Listing
Phillip Gaines
News
Gaines (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

Gaines was inactive for Sunday's win over the Falcons but has been a full participant the past two practices, clearing him for Thursday's divisional battle with the Raiders. Look for him to resume his role as a starting cornerback across from Marcus Peters.

Rakeem Nunez-Roches
News
Nunez-Roches is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Raiders due to back spasms.

Nunez-Roches was forced to exit Thursday's contest in the second quarter and his absence leaves an already thin Kansas City defensive front without one of it's top backups. Look for T. J. Barnes and Jarvis Jenkins to see a few extra snaps as long as Nunez-Roches is sidelined.

Injury
Back - Questionable for Week 15 vs. Tennessee
Eric Murray
News
The Chiefs selected Murray in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 106th overall.

Murray isn't a well-known name, but this looks like a fine selection for the Chiefs. Murray was the top corner on a Minnesota defense that's quietly been good against the pass the last two years, and he performed well at the Combine, too. Murray (5-foot-11, 199 pounds) logged a 4.49-second 40, 39.5-inch vertical and 124-inch broad jump. With 31.75-inch arms, Murray should have the reach to press effectively.

Cairo Santos
News
Santos made two field goals (both in overtime) and both extra points in Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Santos' game-winner in overtime clanked off the upright and barely squeaked in. He's still perfect in each of the past four weeks nd has missed just one PAT this season. While the Chiefs offense isn't continually explosive, they have allowed him the third-most field goal attempts in the league this season. With the Falcons on deck next week, there may be plenty of points to go around.

Terrance Mitchell
News
Mitchell was promoted to the active roster from the Chiefs' practice squad on Thursday.

Mitchell was waived by the Chiefs on Nov. 7, but has plenty to be thankful for after being promoted back up to the active roster Thursday. With starting left cornerback Marcus Peters questionable for Week 12, Mitchell will presumably help provide depth in the Chiefs' secondary.

Albert Wilson
News
To go along with grabbing all four of his targets for 48 yards, Wilson scored on a fake punt in Sunday's win over the Raiders, carrying it 55 yards to the end zone.

Wilson totaled 103 yards, easily a high on the season for the third-year receiver. While another 55-yard touchdown run is unlikely, 48 yards receiving is the second-highest total on the season for Wilson. He has also now caught four passes in three of the team's last four games. Quarterback Alex Smith is seemingly developing somewhat of a rapport with the 24-year-old, but expect a reduction in his role when the injured Jeremy Maclin (groin) is able to return. Wilson will take on the Raiders' secondary Thursday night.

Darnell Sankey
No Updates
Dadi Nicolas
Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 14 vs. Oakland
No Updates
D.J. Alexander
News
The Chiefs have signed six of their draft picks on Monday including: Mitch Morse, Ramik Wilson, D.J. Alexander, James O'Shaughnessy, Rakeem Nunez-Roches and Da'Ron Brown, the team announced.

Morse, a center out of Missouri, was selected in the second round by the Kansas City after starting 39 out of 52 games in college.

Tyreek Hill
News
Hill secured all six of his targets for 66 yards, gained two yards on his sole rush, totaled 25 yards on one kick return and tallied 99 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown, on six punt returns in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Raiders. He also lost a fumble.

Hill's stat line continues bursting at the seams on an almost weekly basis, as he has quickly developed into one of the most dangerous all-purpose weapons in the league. He opened the scoring for the Chiefs by hauling in a 35-yard throw from Alex Smith for a touchdown early in the second quarter. He then followed up with a 78-yard score on a punt return later in the period, essentially making one cut after fielding the ball and outrunning everyone in sight up the left side of the field and into the end zone. Hill has now seen a total of 22 targets in the last three weeks, notching 20 receptions and two touchdowns in the process. Factor in his game-breaking ability on returns, and the rookie has become a must-play in all fantasy formats, despite the typically modest numbers put up by the Chiefs' passing attack. He'll look to make his mark once again when the Titans come calling in Week 15.

Jarvis Jenkins
News
Jenkins signed with the Chiefs on Monday.

Jenkins was waived by the Jets prior to Week 10 after playing a minimal role with the team. The veteran will presumably provide depth on the defensive line going forward. The Chiefs opted to waive defensive tackle David King in a correlated roster move.

Kenny Cook
News
Cook had surgery Thursday to repair a torn quadriceps, Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Cook was waived and placed on the injured reserve due to the injury, but the Chiefs will retain their rights to the young receiver. The 24-year-old suffered the torn quadriceps in Tuesday's practice, and the injury really hurts his chances of making an NFL roster this season.

Injury
Quadriceps - Injured Reserve
Marcus Peters
News
Peters (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Peters was sidelined last week but was able to participate in all of the team's practices this week and isn't expected to be limited in any fashion against Denver.

Mike Person
News
The Falcons announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a deal with offensive lineman Mike Person. A four-year veteran, Person saw his first extended action last season with the Rams, playing in all 16 games.
Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 14 vs. Oakland
Ron Parker
News
Parker finished the 2015 campaign with 78 tackles (67 solo), five sacks, three interceptions and a forced fumble.

Parker split 2014 between cornerback and safety, but the emergence of first-round draft pick Marcus Peters across from Sean Smith allowed him to play alongside Eric Berry this season. He took advantage of the opportunity, posting another solid season for the Chiefs in a secondary that could be scary for years to come, with Parker finishing up his first campaign of a five-year extension he signed in March of last year.

Ross Travis
Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 14 vs. Oakland
No Updates
De'Anthony Thomas
News
Thomas hauled in his first two passes of the season in Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Due to his similarities to rookie wideout Tyreek Hill, Thomas hasn't made an impact with the Chiefs this season. He finally entered the scorebook Sunday, but he almost certainly won't see enough snaps to become fantasy-relevant.

Jordan Devey
News
Devey was released by the Chiefs on Saturday.

Devey had served as a depth option on the Chiefs' offensive line, while his release opened a roster spot for the team to sign backup nose tackle David King.

Nick Foles
News
Foles (elbow) practiced fully Friday and does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Though Foles will be available Sunday, he'll revert to backup status now that Alex Smith has been re-installed as the Chiefs' starting QB.

Joseph Cheek
No Updates
Tyler Bray
News
Bray started the Chiefs' preseason finale Thursday against the Packers, completing 10 of 17 passes for 104 yards.

Bray didn't throw a touchdown pass or commit a turnover, posting a rather vanilla effort in his run. Still, he appears to have an inside track as the No. 3 quarterback following the news that Aaron Murray is on the trading block. Even if he makes the roster, it would take injuries to both Alex Smith and Nick Foles for Bray to see meaningful snaps.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 14 vs. Oakland
Zach Fulton
News
The Chiefs have ruled quarterback Alex Smith (spleen) and cornerback Phillip Gaines (illness) out for Sunday's Week 17 divisional showdown against the Chargers.

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (shoulder), running back Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) and guard Zach Fulton (foot, toe) were labeled questionable. Meanwhile, tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker/defensive end Josh Martin (hand) and inside linebacker Joe Mays (knee) were deemed probable.

Jamaal Charles
News
Charles had his left knee scoped Monday, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

Charles, who is on the Chiefs' IR list, previously had his right knee scoped and Monday's procedure would seem to make him a long-shot to be considered as a candidate to return this season. The team's backfield with thus continue to be led by Spencer Ware, with Charcandrick West, Knile Davis and Bishop Sankey in reserve.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Trey Millard
News
Millard (knee) was sent to the Chiefs' injured reserve list Wednesday.

Millard suffered a torn ACL during the Chiefs' preseason bout with the Rams. He reportedly already underwent surgery with Dr. James Andrews on Monday and will hopefully experience a full recovery in time for the 2017 campaign.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Charcandrick West
News
West tallied just one carry for zero yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Fellow running back Spencer Ware got 14 carries, and appears to be fully established as the team's primary running back. West has now seen just six total carries over the past four games. As long as Ware is healthy, there is nothing to suggest West will see an increased involvement going forward.

D.J. White
News
White (hand) logged a full practice Wednesday.

White has missed the past three games with a fracture in his hand. However, his uninhibited practice Wednesday suggests he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Bucs.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 14 vs. Oakland
Jaye Howard
News
Howard (hip) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Howard has missed the Chiefs past three games due to hip issue and the team ultimately opted to end his season early. In eight games this year, Howard racked up 23 tackles and one sack. Kendall Reyes (knee) is likely to serve as Howard's replacement the remainder of the season.

Injury
Hip - Injured Reserve
Dee Ford
News
Ford (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons.

Ford will provide Justin Houston and Tamba Hali with some depth at outside linebacker after practicing on a limited basis throughout the week.

T.J. Barnes
News
Barnes was promoted to the Chiefs' active roster on Saturday.

Barnes hasn't done much throughout his NFL career, which has included brief stints with the Jets and Bills. If Dontari Poe (back) is unable to play Sunday against the Falcons, Barnes could see snaps at nose tackle behind Jarvis Jenkins.

Frank Zombo
News
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).
Kendall Reyes
News
Reyes (knee) is active for Thursday's tilt against Kansas City, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

Reyes' status comes as little surprise after he practiced in full on Tuesday and Wednesday. It isn't expected that he'll be limited at all.

Mitch Morse
News
Chiefs rookie guard Mitch Morse is getting his feet wet during the team's minicamp this week, per ESPN.com.

Morse, a second-round pick by the Chiefs this year, has been getting reps with the first-team offensive line during minicamp.

Chris Jones
News
Jones left a good impression during his first day in pads at camp, performing well in one-on-one drills and batting down a pass during team drills, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports. However, Teicher notes that he may not crack the starting lineup right away.

The Chiefs have three solid defensive line options ahead of him in Jaye Howard, Dontari Poe and Allen Bailey that present a roadblock for him on the defensive line. While a strong camp could certainly lead to a chance at a starting spot, the team likely drafted him to replace Dontari Poe (who's in his contract year). Either way, the rookie second-round pick should see plenty of playing time as a substitute on the line should he not secure a starting gig.

Chris Conley
News
Conley hauled in two of three targets for 70 yards in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Raiders.

On a night when Alex Smith had his downfield passing game hitting on all cylinders, Conley hauled in two catches of over 30 yards, including a game-long 39-yarder. Conley's 70 receiving yards equaled his best mark on the season in that category, and represented a nice bounce-back after he was shut out of the stat sheet in Week 13 versus the Falcons. However, the speedy second-year wideout has yet to cross the goal line this season, and his substantial physical talent has yet to translate into anything resembling consistent fantasy-friendly performances.

Dontari Poe
News
Poe (back) is active for Thursday's contest against the Raiders, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

Poe practiced in full on Tuesday and Wednesday and his active status comes as no surprise. He should be expected to play without limitation.

Demetrius Harris
News
Harris corralled two of his three targets in Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Harris continues to sit behind Travis Kelce on the depth chart, but it's unlikely he will have a huge impact in the scorebook even should Kelce go down with an injury.

Justin March-Lillard
News
March, who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, is dealing with a broken left hand, Pete Sweeney of Chiefs.com reports.

The severity of March's hand injury ultimately landed him on IR, which may result in Sam Barrington and Ramik Wilson seeing an increased workload at inside linebacker moving forward.

Injury
Hand - Injured Reserve
Daniel Sorensen
News
Sorensen posted a dominant IDP performance Sunday, recording a sack and six tackles (all solo) while intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown.

Sorensen was on the field for just 58 percent of the team's snaps in Sunday's contest, but took advantage of the increased opportunity. His play may have earned him more snaps moving forward, but it's unlikely he'll be able to repeat this performance.

Knile Davis
News
Davis carried the ball three times for 10 yards and caught a pass for seven yards in Sunday's 19-14 win over the Jaguars.

Davis remains behind both Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware (concussion) on the depth chart, but with Jamaal Charles (knee) potentially done for the season and Ware ruled out Sunday, Davis served as the relief back for West. The Chiefs did very little on offense this week, but the fourth-year back is unlikely to make much impact beyond the 10 snaps he received Sunday unless the other options are unavailable.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 14 vs. Oakland
Demarcus Robinson
No Updates
Mitchell Schwartz
News
Schwartz (ankle) is active for Sunday's tilt with the Colts.

After being held out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday, the tackle will take the field on Sunday. Jah Reid will be waiting in the wings, should Schwartz be hampered by his ankle injury.

Eric Berry
News
Not only did Berry score on a 37-yard interception return prior to halftime, but he also picked off a two-point conversion attempt, returning it for two points himself to take a 29-28 lead in Sunday's victory over the Falcons.

Berry only recorded two tackles in Sunday's win, but he made his presence felt on two of the biggest plays of the game. The interception was his third of the season, while the trip to the end zone was his second. The 27-year-old strong safety will look to continue his stellar play in Thursday's tilt against the Raiders.

Darrin Reaves
News
Reaves will likely get the start at running back for the Chiefs during Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Reaves is expected to play a big role Thursday with Jamaal Charles (knee), Charcandrick West (elbow), and Spencer Ware likely sidelined. Knile Davis would be the only other option in the backfield during the exhibition contest, while Reaves battles for a roster spot in a crowded backfield dealing with a couple of injuries.

Jeremy Maclin
News
Maclin (groin) secured one of three targets for 16 yards in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Raiders.

The veteran made a rather quiet return from his month-long absence due to a groin injury, but was able to at least escape the contest without setbacks. While he's been sidelined, rookie Tyreek Hill has emerged as a highly viable option for QB Alex Smith, while Travis Kelce has also taken advantage by stringing together four straight 100-yard performances. However, Maclin undoubtedly still has Smith's trust, and with his first game back now under his belt, he'll likely figure in for a bigger role in a Week 15 tilt against the Titans.

Frankie Hammond
News
Hammond was cut by the Chiefs on Saturday but was signed to the team's practice squad Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Hammond was considered a longshot to earn a roster spot, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that he didn't make it. However, he could still earn a promotion to suit up on Sundays should other wide receivers suffer an injury.

James O'Shaughnessy
News
O'Shaughnessy has made the Chiefs' 53-man roster.

O'Shaughnessy was thought to have been passed by Brian Parker in camp and could have potentially landed on the practice squad but he's instead eeked his way onto the roster. Still, it's unlikely the second-year tight end will see meaningful playing time on Sundays.

Bryan Witzmann
No Updates
Parker Ehinger
Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Ramik Wilson
News
Wilson was signed by the Chiefs on Tuesday.

Wilson was released by the Chiefs just before the beginning of the season, but with Justin March (undisclosed) landing on the IR, the team decided to bring back the 24-year-old. Expect Wilson to serve as a backup behind Sam Barrington while also playing a role on special teams.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
News
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.

Steven Nelson
News
Nelson (neck) was a full full participant at Wednesday's practice.

Nelson was forced to sit Week 12, but looks like he will be good to go against the Falcons on Sunday. He will likely back up Phillip Gaines at cornerback.

Seantavius Jones
News
Jones inked a contract to join the Chiefs' practice squad Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Jones reportedly displayed some promise during camp, enough so that the Chiefs have decided to keep him in Kansas City despite the wideout not securing a 53-man roster spot. He could earn a promotion if injuries occur but it's unlikely the second-year wideout will have a significant role on Sundays.

Travis Kelce
News
Kelce brought in five of eight targets for 101 yards in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Raiders.

Kelce has finally developed into the weapon that he'd always teased he could be, extending what has been the best stretch of his career with a fourth straight 100-yard effort. The fourth-year tight end has seen no fewer than eight targets in the last four games, and has totaled 28 catches for 450 yards during that span. About the only blemish on his stellar resume during that period is his failure to get into the end zone, but Kelce has largely made up for it by becoming a lethal field-stretching weapon for Alex Smith, tallying receptions of 44, 21, 35 and 34 yards in the last four weeks. He'll look to keep it going against a Titans defense that's shown some vulnerabilty to tight ends when the Chiefs host Tennessee in Week 15.

Josh Mauga
News
Mauga (shoulder) will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, BJ Kissel of chiefs.com reports.

Mauga will miss the entire 2016 season due to a labral tear. The Chiefs' veteran linebacker was expected to be a catalyst of this year's defense. Ramik Wilson will have a chance to earn a starting spot during his absence.

Injury
Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Zach Sterup
No Updates
Allen Bailey
News
Bailey's recent placement on IR was due to a torn pectoral muscle, Pete Sweeney of Chiefs.com reports.

Bailey's injury was originally thought to be a shoulder problem, but new information released Wednesday indicates the severe pectoral issue. Chris Jones figures to see an expanded role on the defensive line with Bailey out.

Injury
Pectoral - Injured Reserve
Spencer Ware
News
Ware carried 20 times for 56 yards and secured one of two targets for seven yards in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Raiders.

Although he couldn't find much running room, Ware did encouragingly reach the 20-carry mark for just the third time on the season. On the other hand, he was under 3.0 yards per rush for the second straight week and third time on the campaign, as the Raiders were able to contain him outside of one eight-yard scamper. Ware's passing game involvement was also down Thursday, as he failed to log multiple receptions for the first time in eight games. However, he remains a vital cog of the Chiefs' attack, and will look to bounce back with some better overall numbers against the Titans in Week 15.

Vernon Harris
Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Dustin Colquitt
News
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (knee) is active for the game at Arizona after being listed as probable.

Other probables suiting up are wideout Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Colquitt (calf), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Dee Ford (quadriceps), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker James-Michael Johnson (knee), linebacker Josh Mauga (back), guard Mike McGlynn (quadriceps), cornerback Chris Owens (knee) and cornerback Sean Smith (groin).

James Winchester
No Updates
Tamba Hali
News
Hali (knee) was not listed on the Chiefs' injury report and will be ready to play against the Raiders on Sunday, ESPN reports.

Hali received the veteran treatment once again this week, having been given the day off both Wednesday and Friday to rest his knees. However, he's fine to play and will assume his usual starting role at outside linebacker.

Earl Okine
News
Okine had a sack in Saturday's preseason win over Buffalo.

Okine is being moved to linebacker from defensive end as the Colts seek help in their pass rush. The undrafted free agent from Florida could win a regular role after a strong showing in training camp.

Jah Reid
News
Chiefs offensive lineman Jah Reid will be replaced as the starting right tackle by Eric Fisher, NFL.com reports.

Fisher battled through an ankle injury that limited him to three snaps through the first two weeks. Reid started at right tackle the first two weeks, but had some problems in pass blocking.

Joel Stave
News
Stave was signed to Minnesota's practice squad, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Even if there is more chaos at quarterback with Sam Bradford and Shuan Hill taking over for injured Teddy Bridgewater, it's hard to see Stave as an option to be activated to the 53-man roster. He'll likely spend the full season developing on the practice squad.

Kenneth Acker
News
Acker was traded from the 49ers to the Chiefs on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Not assured of a roster spot, Acker was presumably traded for a conditional late-round pick. The 2014 sixth-round selection did make 13 starts for the injury-plagued 49ers last season, but he profiles as a No. 4 or 5 cornerback for most organizations.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 14 vs. Oakland
Terrance Smith
News
Smith was promoted to the Chiefs' active roster Wednesday, The Kansas City Star reports.

Smith, an undrafted rookie out of Florida State, will help replace Sam Barrington and Sio Moore (both of whom were released Tuesday). He projects as the Chiefs' No. 4 inside linebacker.

David King
News
King was waived by the Giants on Monday.

King was promoted to the active roster prior to Week 9. He will presumably return to the practice squad if he clears waivers. Jarvis Jenkins was subsequently signed by the team in a correlated roster move.

Jimmy Hall
No Updates
Alex Smith
News
Smith completed 17 of 26 passes for 264 yards with a touchdown and interception in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Raiders. He also gained three yards on four rushes and lost a fumble on a strip sack.

The virtually unstoppable Khalil Mack forced Smith into his only miscue of the night when he separated him from the ball on an early third-quarter sack, but the veteran signal caller was otherwise virtually flawless. He was particularly proficient in an area that he rarely excels in, downfield passing, as he completed throws of 34, 36 and 39 yards on the night to three different pass catchers. Smith's 10.2 YPA equaled his second-highest figure in that category this season, and he threw a touchdown for the fourth straight week when he found Tyreek Hill for a 36-yard score early in the second quarter. Now having pulled the Chiefs into a tie for first place in the AFC West, Smith will look to keep pushing for a division crown when they face the Titans in a Week 15 home tilt.

Anthony Sherman
News
Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman saw just ten offensive snaps in Thursday's game against the Broncos.

Sherman saw a dramatic drop in snaps from 25 in Week 1 to 10 in Week 2. Given the lack of production out of the fullback spot, it shouldn't have too much impact on his fantasy value, but it could be an indicator that the Chiefs plan to move in a different direction offensively.

Justin Houston
News
Houston (shoulder) will play Sunday against the Falcons, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

Houston's availability for the Chiefs' defense is a big deal, while he'll look to add onto the 12 tackles, three sacks, and one forced fumble he's recorded through two games played this season.

Eric Fisher
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Chiefs offensive lineman Jah Reid will be replaced as the starting right tackle by Eric Fisher, NFL.com reports.

Fisher battled through an ankle injury that limited him to three snaps through the first two weeks. Reid started at right tackle the first two weeks, but had some problems in pass blocking.

Derrick Johnson
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Johnson was forced to leave Thursday's win over the Raiders after rupturing his Achilles, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

Head coach Andy Reid confirmed Johnsons' injury following the game. The Chiefs' all time leader in tackles will presumably have his season ended for the second time due to an Achilles injury. Either D.J. Alexander or Terrance Smith figure to replace the veteran at inside linebacker going forward.

Injury
Achilles - Out for Week 15 vs. Tennessee
 

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