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Kansas City Chiefs tight ends are banged up heading into Seattle Seahawks week

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Where the Chiefs stand with their injuries as the Seahawks loom in Week 11.

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Kansas City Chiefs CB Phillip Gaines had an ankle sprain last week which is one of the reasons it was Chris Owens playing so much last week and not Gaines, who did play on special teams. Gaines has come on strong in the last few weeks so I was surprised to see how few snaps he played last week but given that he had an ankle injury, it makes sense. The Chiefs secondary, which we all thought was going to be a problem, is starting to build some depth.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid updated the injury report after the Bills game, and there are a few notables in there. Not listed here is QB Alex Smith, who is luckily not injured after taking a beating vs. the Bills on Sunday.

RB Jamaal Charles (stinger): He stayed in the game so this doesn't look like anything to worry about.

RB Cyrus Gray (torn ACL): As noted on Sunday, Gray's season is over. That's just too bad because he was developing into a nice special teams player (he didn't have much of a role on offense). Albert Wilson stepped in for him on special teams during the game so we'll see how the Chiefs attack that with a full week to prepare.

TE Demetrius Harris (broken foot): It's not clear yet if the Chiefs will end his season. He was part of their three tight end sets which the Chiefs liked to run depending on the matchup. Anthony Sherman actually helped replace him which shows his versatility.

TE Anthony Fasano (knee contusion): I'm not sure if this is a serious thing. With Harris's injury, Fasano becomes more important. He leads the tight ends in snaps.

CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring strain): He hasn't played since his one start this year. As I said above, the Chiefs are developing some depth at cornerback so they can handle this injury.