KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs returned off the bye week relatively healthy for the most part ahead of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.
The lone concern carrying over from Week 8 surrounds starting left guard Ben Grubbs, who continues to deal with a neck injury suffered in Week 7.
“Grubbs did have an MRI,” coach Andy Reid said Wednesday. “Not much has changed from the last time, although he’s making a little bit of progress, so we’re optimistic there. We’ll just see how it goes here, day-by-day.”
Grubbs did not practice, and the Chiefs are likely to go with Jeff Allen at left guard and Jah Reid at right tackle if Grubbs can’t play Sunday.
Outside linebacker Tamba Hali, who has battled a swollen knee in recent weeks, also did not practice Wednesday.
The Chiefs, however, have taken it easy on the 32-year-old Hali and held true to form with the early part of Week 10 preparations.
“Just maintenance,” Reid said of Hali not practicing. “Same deal.”
Defensive lineman Mike DeVito, who missed two games after sustaining a concussion in Week 6, put in a full practice Wednesday and should play barring a setback.
The Chiefs list tight end Travis Kelce (groin) and rookie linebacker Ramik Wilson (ankle) as full participants.
Wilson missed the past two games after suffering knee and ankle injuries in Week 6, but appears set to make a return.
The Broncos list 11 players on the injury report, with quarterback Peyton Manning (foot) a notable non-participant in Wednesday’s practice, which Denver conducted indoors.
Manning’s injury, however, doesn’t seem serious and he could return to practice Thursday.
“I would think so unless something changes tomorrow,” Denver coach Gary Kubiak told Broncos beat writers. “I just know that he’s really sore today. Like I said, we were over there on turf today, so he came over for a little bit, but didn’t participate.”
Manning also didn’t express concern when asked about his sore foot by the Broncos media.
“I feel good,” Manning told reporters. “I’ve got to get a little treatment—that’s the day-to-day. It’s kind of that time of year where you have different things, like all players. I made some progress today and it’ll hopefully get a little better tomorrow.”
Wednesday’s injury report as released by the Chiefs:
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Did not participate in practice: G Ben Grubbs (neck), LB Tamba Hali (knee), Full participation: DE Mike DeVito (concussion), TE Travis Kelce (groin), LB Ramik Wilson (knee, ankle)
Did not participate in practice: TE Owen Daniels (shoulder, knee), QB Peyton Manning (foot), WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle), LB DeMarcus Ware (back)
Limited participation: WR Jordan Norwood (hamstring), LB Shane Ray (knee), G Louis Vasquez (back)
Full participation: RB C.J. Anderson (ankle), TE Virgil Green (finger), T Ryan Harris (knee), RB Ronnie Hillman (quadricep)