The Chiefs inactives for Thursday night’s game against the Oakland Raiders aren’t surprising.
Wide receivers Donnie Avery (groin) and A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) won’t play, but were previously designated as out on Wednesday’s final injury report.
Avery will miss a seventh straight game since undergoing a sports hernia procedure in early October, while Jenkins misses a second straight game.
Wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr., who started in Week 11, will likely draw the start in place of Avery and Jenkins.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs also listed cornerback Chris Owens (knee) as out on the final injury report. Thursday marks Owens’ second straight missed game.
The Chiefs will rely on defensive back Ron Parker, who has started at left cornerback the last two games, and rookie cornerback Phillip Gaines, who will likely continue at the nickel role.
The remaining inactives are quarterback Aaron Murray, cornerback Jamell Fleming, center Eric Kush and offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.
Coach Andy Reid said Tuesday it would be “a bit of a struggle” for Fleming (hamstring) to return this week. The third-year pro put in a full practice Tuesday before being limited on Wednesday and hasn’t played since suffering the injury in Week 8.
Murray and Duvernay-Tardif have yet to be active for a regular-season game this season.
Of note for the Chiefs, tight end Anthony Fasano (knee) is active after missing Week 11. Fasano practiced in a limited fashion this week and was designated as questionable on the final injury report.