Injuries keep four Chiefs out of prep for Raiders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four Chiefs did not practice Wednesday due to injuries, with the status of center Mitch Morse perhaps the biggest quandary facing the team as it prepares to meet the Oakland Raiders Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

Kansas City Chiefs center Mitch Morse could return to action in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos after missing five games with a sprained foot. (Photo courtesy Chiefs PR, Chiefs.com)

Morse re-injured his left foot Sunday against the New York Jets. A sprained left foot suffered in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles kept Morse out of the next five games.

Head coach Andy Reid said he hopes Morse can return soon.

“He was the one who came out of the game, but we’re evaluating him and just seeing,” Reid said. “It’s a day-to-day thing.”

Defensive end Allen Bailey also left Sunday’s game before briefly returning to action.

“Allen had hurt his knee a few weeks back,” Reid said in reference to the sprained knee he suffered in Week 9 against Dallas. “He’s doing okay, it’s precautionary right now so we’re going to rest him today.”

Reid listed linebacker Dee Ford as “still day-to-day” with a back injury. That injury has kept Ford off the field since Oct. 30 against the Denver Broncos.

Safety Eric Murray, who sustained a high ankle sprain against the Buffalo Bills and missed Sunday’s game against the Jets, remains on the mend. Reid said Murray continued improved but needs a longer recovery before returning to action.

Suspended cornerback Marcus Peters did not practice. He remains away from the team until his reinstatement next week.

The team listed linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) as limited, which is normal for the veteran. Defensive tackle Bennie Logan (knee) practiced in full despite a quad injury that affected him most of the season. Safety Steven Terrell (finger) also practice in full.

The Oakland Raiders listed 10 players as not practicing on Wednesday, although four of them were not injury related. Wide receiver Amari Cooper, who won AFC offensive player of the week honors for his performance against the Chiefs earlier this season, remains on the sideline with an ankle injury. But the wideout exited the league’s concussion protocol, which kept him out of the team’s last game against the New York Giants.

OAKLAND RAIDERS PRACTICE REPORT

Did not participate in practice: WR Amari Cooper (ankle), DL Denico Autry (hand), G/C Jon Feliciano (concussion), LB Cory James (knee), FB/RB Jamize Olawale (ankle), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip), LB NaVorro Bowman (not injury related), LB Bruce Irvin (not injury related), DE Khalil Mack (not injury related), S Reggie Nelson (not injury related)
Limited participation: CB David Amerson (foot)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PRACTICE REPORT

Did not participate in practice: C Mitch Morse (foot), DE Allen Bailey (knee), LB Dee Ford (back), S Eric Murray (ankle) and CB Marcus Peters (not injury related)
Limited participation:  LB Tamba Hali (knee)
Full participation: DT Bennie Logan (knee) and S Steven Terrell (finger)

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Matt Derrick is the lead beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @MattDerrick.

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