KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ten players are set to observe Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Chiefs list the following as not expected to play:
• Wide receiver Junior Hemingway (hamstring)
• Wide receiver Mark Harrison (hamstring)
• Strong safety Eric Berry (right heel)
• Linebacker Dezman Moses (elbow)
• Defensive end Mike Catapano (illness)
• Defensive end Mike DeVito (hand)
• Defensive tackle Kyle Love (ankle)
• Running back Joe McKnight (knee)
• Defensive back Sanders Commings (ankle)
• Wide receiver A.J. Jenkins
Jenkins recently battled a hamstring injury, but returned to practice Monday. The Chiefs are likely taking easy on Jenkins, who was on the field approximately three hours before kickoff running sprints.
Berry returned to the field Sunday and put in two straight practices before the two-day break. Resting the All-Pro makes sense in a meaningless exhibition game.
Hemingway hasn’t practiced since July 26.
DeVito left Monday’s practice with a hand injury, while his primary backup Catapano has been dealing with an illness.
McKnight returned to practice Monday after starting training camp on the physically unable to perform list following a knee scope.
Commings underwent ankle surgery on July 30.
With Jenkins, Hemingway and Harrison not playing, expect wide receivers Kyle Williams, Albert Wilson and Frankie Hammond to see a lot of playing time, even with the first-team unit.