Kansas City Chiefs

Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium | Coach: Andy Reid
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense2nd148.5 (2nd)292.0 (5th)
Defense29th115.5 (20th)273.0 (27th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
25Acker, Kenneth CB6-01952/6/19924Southern Methodist
97Bailey, Allen DE6-32883/25/19897Miami (Fla.)
9Bray, Tyler QB6-621512/27/19915Tennessee
80Chesson, Jehu WR6-220412/29/1993RMichigan
2Colquitt, Dustin P6-32105/6/198213Tennessee
17Conley, Chris WR6-320510/25/19923Georgia
65Devey, Jordan T6-63201/11/19884Memphis
76Duvernay-Tardif, Laurent G6-53212/11/19914McGill (Canada)
79Ehinger, Parker G6-631012/30/19922Cincinnati
45Eligwe, Ukeme LB6-22394/27/1994RGeorgia Southern
75Erving, Cameron T6-53138/23/19923Florida State
72Fisher, Eric T6-73151/5/19915Central Michigan
55Ford, Dee OLB6-22523/19/19914Auburn
73Fulton, Zach G6-53169/23/19914Tennessee
23Gaines, Phillip CB6-01934/4/19914Rice
91Hali, Tamba OLB6-327511/3/198312Penn State
84Harris, Demetrius TE6-72307/29/19914Wis.-Milwaukee
10Hill, Tyreek WR5-101853/1/19942West Alabama
50Houston, Justin OLB6-32581/12/19897Georgia
27Hunt, Kareem RB5-112168/6/1995RToledo
31Hunt, Akeem RB5-101852/22/19933Purdue
94Jenkins, Jarvis DT6-43004/24/19886Clemson
56Johnson, Derrick ILB6-324211/22/198213Texas
95Jones, Chris DE6-63107/3/19942Mississippi State
87Kelce, Travis TE6-526010/5/19895Cincinnati
92Kpassagnon, Tanoh LB6-72896/14/1994RVillanova
96Logan, Bennie NT6-231512/28/19895LSU
15Mahomes, Patrick QB6-32309/17/1995RTexas Tech
98Miller, Roy DT6-13017/9/19879Texas
39Mitchell, Terrance CB5-111905/17/19924Oregon
61Morse, Mitch C6-63054/21/19923Missouri
21Murray, Eric CB5-111991/7/19942Minnesota
52Nicolas, Dadi LB6-32359/29/19922Virginia Tech
99Nunez-Roches, Rakeem DE6-23077/3/19933Southern Mississippi
38Parker, Ron FS6-02068/17/19877Newberry
22Peters, Marcus CB6-01971/9/19933Washington
57Pierre-Louis, Kevin LB6-023010/7/19914Boston College
59Ragland, Reggie ILB6-22529/23/19932Alabama
14Robinson, Demarcus WR6-12039/21/19942Florida
5Santos, Cairo K5-816011/12/19914Tulane
71Schwartz, Mitchell T6-53206/8/19896California
42Sherman, Anthony FB5-1024212/11/19887Connecticut
48Smith, Terrance ILB6-22355/3/19932Florida State
11Smith, Alex QB6-42175/7/198413Utah
49Sorensen, Daniel SS6-22083/5/19904Brigham Young
40Sterns, Jordan DB5-111985/28/1994ROklahoma State
30Terrell, Steven DB5-101979/21/19905Texas A&M
13Thomas, De'Anthony WR5-81761/5/19934Oregon
88Travis, Ross TE6-72351/9/19932Penn State
35West, Charcandrick RB5-102056/2/19914Abilene Christian
24White, D.J. CB5-111939/9/19932Georgia Tech
12Wilson, Albert WR5-92007/12/19924Georgia State
53Wilson, Ramik ILB6-22378/19/19923Georgia
41Winchester, James LS6-32408/6/19893Oklahoma
70Witzmann, Bryan G6-73206/16/19903South Dakota State
51Zombo, Frank OLB6-32543/5/19878Central Michigan
Injured Players
46Baxter, Keith (IR) DB5-111926/4/19921Marshall
29Berry, Eric (IR) SS6-021212/29/19888Tennessee
 Chappell, Devin (IR) DB6-21995/14/1994ROregon State
39Glenn, Jacoby (IR) CB6-01858/4/19933UCF
77Hawkins, Donald (IR) G6-43104/22/19922Texas
6Lampkin, Ashton (IR) CB6-01891/10/1994ROklahoma State
20Nelson, Steven (IR) CB5-111941/22/19933Oregon State
32Ware, Spencer (IR) RB5-1022911/23/19914LSU
Practice Squad
 Atkinson, George RB6-122011/29/19922Notre Dame
85Charles, Orson TE6-32471/27/19913Georgia
4Dieter, Gehrig WR6-22082/24/1993RAlabama
7Kemp, Marcus WR6-42108/14/1995RHawaii
64Mama, Damien G6-33426/27/1995RSouthern California
34McQuay, Leon III SAF6-119511/21/1994RSouthern California
 Reaser, Keith CB6-01907/31/19913Florida Atlantic
 Ross, Daniel DE6-43103/5/1993RNortheast Mississippi CC
 Rush, Marcus LB6-22516/19/19911Michigan State
 Williams, Isaiah T6-33065/5/19931Akron
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Kansas City6-5316.16-3303.525.72235
 
 
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Position Listing
Phillip Gaines
News
Gaines recorded four tackles in Friday's preseason loss to the Seahawks.

Showing no signs of having dislocated his finger two weeks ago, Gaines tied for the second-most tackles in the game. He's expected to open the season as the top backup to Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson.

Rakeem Nunez-Roches
News
Nunez-Roches (back) practiced in full Wednesday.

Nunez-Roches injured his back during last Thursday's game against the Raiders, but his full showing Wednesday suggests he won't miss any additional time.

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 knocked home each of his two field-goal attempts and three extra-point attempts in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Eagles.

Santos has attempted just two field goals through two weeks this season. However, the Chiefs have also scored nine touchdowns combined between the two contests, allowing him nine PATs. He's yet to misfire and should continue to see plenty of usage given what appears to be an explosive Kansas City offense.

Reggie Ragland
News
Ragland (knee) was a full participant at Chiefs practice Thursday.

Ragland has yet to see game action this season but did practice on a limited basis last week and on Wednesday, so he looks to be ready for Sunday's game against the Chargers. The 2016 second-round pick isn't expected to play a major role on the Chiefs defense right away, and will likely only be a reserve linebacker and special teams player if he even suits up.

Kevin Pierre-Louis
News
Pierre-Louis (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

Pierre-Louis dealt with an illness late in the week as he practiced in limited fashion Friday, but the issue appears to be a nonfactor heading into the Chiefs' Week 2 matchup. He's slated to provide depth at inside linebacker while also lining up on special teams.

Terrance Mitchell
News
Mitchell (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Mitchell had been dealing with a hamstring injury for roughly a month. Assuming he avoids any setbacks, Mitchell should be in the clear to serve as a depth corner for Kansas City.

Albert Wilson
News
Wilson caught two of his three targets for 22 yards and rushed once for four yards in Sunday's 27-20 victory over the Eagles.

Despite a five-catch effort in the opener, Wilson's production predictably dipped during Week 2. He took the field for just 64 percent of the team's snaps Sunday and is unlikely to see many targets with numerous, more talented mouths to feed.

Roy Miller
News
Miller signed a contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

Miller provides the Chiefs with insurance along the defensive line in case Chris Jones (knee) ultimately lands on the regular season PUP list. Though he missed 10 games to an Achilles injury in 2016, Miller should now be good to go and will look to improve upon his career-high sack (four) and TFL (six) totals from 2015.

Dadi Nicolas
News
Nicolas (knee) will open training camp on the Chiefs' physically unable to perform list, Sydney Ringdahl of Chiefs.com reports.

Nicolas hurt his knee in the final game of the regular season and required surgery Jan. 5. Coach Andy Reid suggested that Nicolas is in the latter stages of his rehab program and should be cleared to play for the start of the regular season. Nicolas is expected to serve in a depth capacity at linebacker in 2017.

Injury
Knee - Physically Unable to Perform
Tyreek Hill
News
Hill caught four of six targets for 43 yards and added six rushing yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Eagles.

Fans who were wowed by Hill's stat line in the season opener against New England might look at Sunday's score with a frown, but that's the risk of depending on a player who often lives and dies by the big play. If not for his 75-yard touchdown against New England, Hill's stat line would have been a more pedestrian five catches for 58 yards. Starting Hill week in and week out comes with the caveat that he could break a big play or two and be among the league's best performers, or that those big gainers may never materialize, leading to a more modest output.

Jarvis Jenkins
News
Jenkins signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jenkins played with Kansas City for the final seven games of the 2016 season, recording just five tackles. In what will be his first full season with the club, look for Jenkins to see a slightly increased role as a backup defensive lineman.

Keith Baxter
News
Baxter (wrist) was placed on waivers by the Chiefs on Sunday.

Baxter underwent surgery after he injured his wrist in Thursday's practice, and the team didn't release a timetable for his recovery. It's appears likely that Baxter was given a long timetable by team doctors, and that's what ultimately led to him being waived.

Injury
Wrist - Questionable for Week 3 at L.A. Chargers
Marcus Peters
News
Peters (foot) returned for the Chiefs' mandatory minicamp in early June, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Peters had skipped voluntary OTAs due to personal reasons -- not because of the foot injury that prevented him from taking part in the Pro Bowl. His full participation in mandatory minicamp implies he won't be under any restrictions when training camp opens next month.

Ron Parker
News
Parker (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

Parker's ankle injury kept him limited Thursday and Friday, but he was able to log a full practice Wednesday and will be available to start at free safety Sunday. If Parker were to suffer a setback, Eric Murray likely would be in line for an elevated role.

Ross Travis
News
Travis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt with the Titans, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

Travis has only been active for six games this season, recording three catches for 15 yards. As the fourth-string tight end for the Chiefs, Travis has a long way to go before attaining fantasy value.

De'Anthony Thomas
News
Thomas made his case for a roster spot during Saturday's third preseason contest, returning a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown.

Although he had minimal impact (one catch for seven yards) offensively in the contest, Thomas showcased his speed and shiftiness during his kickoff return for a touchdown. With the team looking to keep Tyreek Hill off special teams, it wouldn't be surprising if Thomas' versatility as a former running back helps him earn a 53-man roster spot.

Jordan Devey
News
Devey re-signed with the Chiefs on Saturday.

Although he originally made the Chiefs' 53-man roster, Devey was let go be the team Thursday. However, they have opted to re-sign him, and he once again figures to provide depth on the offensive line going forward.

Tanoh Kpassagnon
News
Kpassagnon (shin) led all Chiefs defensive linemen with 49 snaps in Friday's preseason game against the 49ers.

Kpassagnon had been dealing with shin splints, so a return to health and preseason game action bodes well as he competes for meaningful snaps.

Cameron Erving
News
Erving (calf) was traded to Kansas City on Wednesday.

Erving, a 2015 former first-round pick, struggled to mesh with the Cleveland line during his short tenure with the Browns. Given his struggles, the Browns understandably agreed to part ways with Erving once the Chiefs offered a 2018 fifth-round pick. The Florida State product reportedly lost his starting job to Shon Coleman after bouncing around to different positions. The Chiefs likely will aim to use Erving as a reserve lineman for the time being.

George Atkinson
News
Atkinson has missed the cut for the Raiders' 53-man roster, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Atkinson was claimed by the Raiders in July, but he couldn't make enough noise during training camp to avoid the pink slip. He will now hit the open market if unclaimed through waivers.

Tyler Bray
News
Bray finished just two of five for 23 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's game against the Bengals.

Bray didn't throw his first pass until midway through the third quarter in the contest but clearly worked ahead of Joel Stave and behind Patrick Mahomes. The fifth-year signal-caller's status with the team likely hinges on whether the Chiefs keep a third quarterback. He's no longer eligible for the practice squad, so Bray will have to search for a job elsewhere if he doesn't make the cut.

Donald Hawkins
News
Hawkins was released by the Chiefs on Saturday.

Hawkins always faced long odds to make the 53-man roster and ultimately didn't show the Chiefs enough to warrant a roster spot.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 3 at L.A. Chargers
Daniel Ross
No Updates
Zach Fulton
No Updates
Kareem Hunt
News
Hunt carried the ball 13 times for 81 yards and two scores and added 28 yards on three catches in Sunday's 27-20 victory over the Eagles.

Through more than half of the game, it appeared that Hunt's opening-night dominance might have been beginner's luck. Then he took a draw up middle for a 53-yard score and never looked back, finding the end zone again on a gritty two-yard carry late in the game. From Brian Westbrook to Jamaal Charles, head coach Andy Reid has had success when giving elusive backs the opportunity to make a few game-breaking plays per contest. Though it is very early in his career, Hunt seems like he might be of a similar mold -- capable of striking at any time.

Isaiah Williams
No Updates
Leon III McQuay
No Updates
Ukeme Eligwe
News
The Chiefs selected Eligwe in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 183rd overall.

Eligwe fills a definite need for the Chiefs with veteran Derrick Johnson coming off his second Achilles injury. He started his career at Florida State and was a member of the Seminoles' national championship team, but finished his career at Georgia Southern after being dismissed from FSU. He was a standout player while at Georgia Southern and was able to resurrect his draft stock. He'll likely start out as a special teamer, but his tape from college shows that Eligwe has the potential to develop into a linebacker in the NFL.

Charcandrick West
News
West carried the ball just once in Thursday's regular-season opener against the Patriots, but he that tote went for 21 yards and a touchdown. He also added a catch on for four yards on his only target of the night.

As one of just two running backs currently on the Chiefs' roster, West would be the obvious candidate to replace Kareem Hunt in the backfield should he suffer an injury. However, it appears coach Andy Reid is comfortable allowing the rookie to take on a workhorse role for the team, limiting West to value mainly as a handcuff with upside if given an opportunity.

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.

Patrick Mahomes
News
Mahomes completed 10 of 14 passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 29 yards on three attempts during Saturday's preseason win over Cincinnati.

This was another solid showing for Mahomes. The Texas Tech product has now completed 17 of 23 passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns through his first two preseason outings. Mahomes is being groomed as the quarterback of the future, as starting QB Alex Smith has guided the Chiefs to the postseason in three of the past four seasons. As a result, Mahomes is unlikely to see much -- if any -- playing time if things go as planned for Kansas City in 2017. Still, it appears to be a foregone conclusion that Mahomes will beat out Tyler Bray for the No. 2 QB job, and the 2017 first-round selection could emerge as a serviceable fantasy asset in the right matchups if pressed into duty.

Steven Terrell
News
The Chiefs and Terrell agreed to a contract Saturday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Terrell had a strong camp with the Chiefs, but was ultimately unable to make it through final cuts. However, a new opportunity arose with starting strong safety Eric Berry (Achilles) now out for the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old figures to provide depth at safety going forward.

Dee Ford
News
Ford recorded two solo tackles, a sack, and his first sack of the season in Sunday's victory over the Eagles.

Although Ford was relatively quiet in the contest, he made his impact felt with a second quarter sack of opposing quarterback Carson Wentz on third down. which resulted in a nine yard loss. Though his tackle total was low, the 26-year-old saw a healthy 67 snaps (97%) in the contest. He will face-off against Phillip Rivers and the Chargers in San Diego next week.

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).
Mitch Morse
News
Morse (foot) will not need surgery but will be sidelined for several weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The good news is that Morse's foot injury won't require surgery. Unfortunately, the injury will still need rest for a full recovery and it looks like that could take a few weeks.

Injury
Foot - Did Not Practice on Friday. Out for Week 3 at L.A. Chargers
Chris Jones
News
Jones recorded four tackles (all solo), three sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Eagles.

Jones was selected by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft as the heir apparent to Dontari Poe at the nose tackle position. Instead, he's shifted to the defensive end spot due to the signing of Bennie Logan during the offseason. That didn't stop him from putting his talent on full display Sunday, and he could start to sneak onto the IDP fantasy radar if he can piece together some similar efforts.

Chris Conley
News
Conley caught all four of his targets for 55 yards during Sunday's 27-20 victory over the Eagles.

After snagging just 63.8 percent of his targets a season ago, Conley's upped that to 75 percent through the first two contests of 2017. He continues to play the majority of snaps (87 percent Sunday) for Kansas City, but until the volume increases, he's unlikely to be a reliable contributor on a weekly basis.

Jordan Sterns
Injury
Illness - Out for Week 3 at L.A. Chargers
No Updates
Akeem Hunt
News
The Chiefs promoted Hunt to their active roster Saturday, Terez A. Paylor of KansasCity.com reports.

The Chiefs opted to release veteran C.J. Spiller in favor of Hunt on Saturday. Given fellow running back Kareem Hunt's remarkable debut with the club, the team will air on the side of special teams performance, which is why the 24-year-old Hunt was called up. Do not expect much fantasy production unless there is an injury ahead of him on the depth chart.

Demetrius Harris
News
Harris caught all three of his targets for 14 yards and two touchdowns during Saturday's preseason win over Cincinnati.

A converted basketball player, Harris is now in his fourth season with the Chiefs and has another uphill battle for fantasy relevance. Saturday's two-touchdown performance is a solid first step, but Harris is firmly behind Travis Kelce on the depth chart, and Kansas City also brought in Gavin Escobar during the offseason. Taking a wait-and-see approach with Harris is advised in the majority of fantasy settings.

Daniel Sorensen
News
Sorensen has been warming up with the starting defense ahead of Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Eagles, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

Sorensen was seen as a candidate to start at safety for Kansas City after Eric Berry (achilles) saw his season end after one game. Warmups indicate that Sorensen will get the starting nod in Week 2, though it's unclear if he'll hold that spot in the coming weeks.

Demarcus Robinson
News
Robinson caught three passes for 127 yards and a touchdown on three targets in Thursday's preseason finale against the Titans.

A fourth-round pick last year, Robinson can contribute on special teams and provide an occasional deep threat behind the Chiefs' leading wideout trio of Tyreek Hill, Chris Conley and Albert Wilson. While Thursday's impressive performance won't push Robinson into the conversation for regular targets, he should at least have a secure spot on the roster.

Mitchell Schwartz
No Updates
Eric Berry
News
Berry (Achilles) is expected to be out for six months, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

As disheartening as this is for Berry, it doesn't appear to be a career-threatening injury. There's a good chance he'll make a full recovery by or even before the six-month expected recovery date. Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder was quick to note that this is a ballpark estimate and things can change depending on his progress. While he's out, Daniel Sorenson is the likely replacement.

Injury
Achilles - Injured Reserve
Bennie Logan
News
Logan (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

Head coach Andy Reid indicated earlier this week that the knee issue was a minor one, and Logan fully participating in practice Thursday confirms that. The 28-year-old is fully expected to play in Sunday's game against the Eagles at this point.

Gehrig Dieter
No Updates
Bryan Witzmann
No Updates
Parker Ehinger
News
Ehinger (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles. BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

Ehinger was originally listed as doubtful after practicing as a limited participant throughout the week, so it's no surprise he won't be available Sunday as the Chiefs continue to proceed cautiously. His next chance to return will come in Week 3 against the Chargers.

Injury
Knee - Limited Practice on Friday. Doubtful for Week 3 at L.A. Chargers
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
No Updates
Jehu Chesson
News
Chesson caught two passes for 15 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals.

Chesson was tied for the team lead in targets Saturday with four, but that was a byproduct of playing deep into the contest when most of the Chiefs' top wideout options had called it a night long before. The fifth-round pick will likely be a depth option at wideout in his first professional season.

Steven Nelson
News
Nelson was placed on injured reserve Sunday after having surgery on his core, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

Nelson had core surgery Aug. 29, leaving the Chiefs without one of their top defensive backs for at least the first half of the regular season. Nelson is expected to be one of the team's two IR-return options, however. The Chiefs used their open roster spot to re-sign C.J. Spiller.

Injury
Abdomen - Injured Reserve
Travis Kelce
News
Kelce nabbed eight of 10 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-20 win over Philadelphia.

The Andy Reid Bowl was looking like a decidedly defensive affair until Kansas City turned Carson Wentz over, setting up a 15-yard catch-and-run shovel pass from Alex Smith to Kelce - ending in an emphatic dive into the end zone. Kelce was left mostly in the cold -- tallying just 44 yards -- in the Chiefs' offensive explosion to start the season. Sunday provided a reminder that Kelce, who also chipped in Kansas City's longest passing play of the day for 44 yards, is still the most dependable target Smith has at his disposal, considering the wide receiver corps lacks a true prototype No. 1 threat.

Keith Reaser
News
Reaser was waived by the 49ers on Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Reaser was let go to make room for cornerback Asa Jackson's promotion from the team's practice squad. Reaser did not play a defensive snap against the Panthers on Sunday, but did contribute 10 snaps on special teams.

Orson Charles
News
Head coach John Fox said that McPhee had a cleanup procedure on the knee he had repaired in the offseason, but there's no timetable for his return, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

McPhee can be a difference-maker when healthy, but since joining the Bears, he's struggled to stay on the field consistently. Until more details emerge about his timeline, he should be avoided in IDP drafts.

Allen Bailey
News
Bailey (pectoral) is 100 percent healthy and has his full strength and motion back, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Bailey lasted just five games into the 2016 season before landing on injured reserve with a torn right pectoral that required six months of rehab. He returns to find himself in a competition for a starting defensive end job with Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Chris Jones and 2017 second-rounder Tanoh Kpassagnon.

Spencer Ware
News
The Chiefs placed Ware (knee) on injured reserve Saturday. BJ Kissel of the team's official site reports.

With season-ending surgery expected on PCL and LCL tears in his right knee, Ware will yield the backfield to rookie Kareem Hunt in Week 1 and beyond. Additionally, C.J. Spiller's release Saturday leaves just one other true running back (Charcandrick West) on the roster, so Hunt appears in line to head a rushing attack that's much more balanced than most in the pass-happy NFL.

Injury
Knee - PCL - Injured Reserve
Jacoby Glenn
News
Glenn (concussion) was released off injured reserve by the Chiefs on Saturday.

Glenn suffered the concussion in early August and there was never an announcement that he cleared the concussion protocol, so it's a bit murky if/when he would be able to play elsewhere.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 3 at L.A. Chargers
Marcus Rush
News
Rush signed a contract with Kansas City on Tuesday, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.

Rush spent much of 2016 on the 49ers' practice squad and ended the year with the Jaguars. Now with the Chiefs, Rush will look to make the roster as a depth linebacker and special teams player.

Dustin Colquitt
No Updates
Marcus Kemp
No Updates
James Winchester
No Updates
Tamba Hali
News
The Chiefs have decided to leave Hali (undisclosed) on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start the season, Terez A. Paylor of KansasCity.com reports.

Hali has been unable to practice all preseason with an undisclosed issue, so this decision comes as no surprise. He will now be allowed to effectively go through his own training camp during the first six weeks of the regular season before he becomes eligible to return. The veteran outside linebacker is entering his 12th season in the league, and saw his snap count decrease in the latter portion of last season. Thus, fewer games played this season could ultimately lead to more efficient production.

Injury
Undisclosed - Physically Unable to Perform
Kenneth Acker
News
Acker (groin) played a team-high 41 snaps at cornerback in the Chiefs' preseason opener against the 49ers.

Acker left practice with a groin injury back in June, but it appears as though he's back to full strength after putting together a solid outing to kick off the preseason. While Acker did take the most snaps, he'll likely still be fighting for a depth spot at cornerback for the rest of training camp.

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.

Alex Smith
News
Smith completed 21 of 28 passes for 251 yards and a score and added 21 yards on the ground in Sunday's 27-20 win over Philadelphia.

It wasn't quite the aerial display that Smith opened the season with against New England, but he kept Kansas City in it and got the job done late after a key Eagles interception led to a 15-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Travis Kelce. After trading up in the first round for Patrick Mahomes back in April, the question this season has been if and when the rookie will take over for Kansas City this season. Though not as impressive Sunday as he was in the opener, it's hard to imagine head coach Andy Reid supplanting Smith while he is playing well and the team is winning.

Anthony Sherman
News
Jones (undisclosed) was placed on the active/non-football injury list Wednesday.

Jones, who signed a massive five-year, $60 million extension with the Dolphins in March, is not ready to join the team on the field quite yet. He missed the final 10 games of last season with a torn rotator cuff, which could be what's affecting him at the moment. The team is likely exercising caution with the safety in order to ensure his health as the season inches closer.

Justin Houston
News
Houston is sick and will not practice Thursday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

This is a new ailment for Houston as he was not present on Wednesday's injury report. Stay tuned for more information as the weekend approaches, but at this point Houston is still expected to be available for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Eric Fisher
No Updates
Ashton Lampkin
News
Lampkin tore his ACL in Sunday's game, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Lampkin was looking for a depth or special teams role, but now the undrafted rookie is likely to be waived/injured with little chance of being picked up until after the season.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Derrick Johnson
News
Johnson (Achilles) won't start training camp on the Chiefs' preseason Physically Unable to Perform list, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Johnson, who ruptured his left Achilles tendon last December, is seemingly healthy enough to take part in camp, but don't be surprised if the Chiefs monitor the veteran's reps in training camp and the preseason. The 34-year-old accrued 90 stops and an interception in 13 games in 2016.

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