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Kansas City Chiefs injury updates before Cincinnati Bengals preseason game

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Updating the KC Chiefs notable injuries ahead of Thursday night's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have regularly had minor hamstring injuries, which has held some players off the field during training camp. Usually, that's just been for a few days. There are a few injuries though that are possibly more concerning.

Junior Hemingway hasn't practiced since July 26

Bad timing for Hemingway, who looked like the starting slot receiver earlier in the offseason. I still have him as a lock to make the Chiefs roster but his hamstring injury has cost him a good chunk of time. Benefiting from his injury is Albert Wilson, who the Chiefs are moving around the field with Hemingway out.

Mike Catapano has missed a week with an illness

No word on what this illness is but it's a heck of a bug to keep an NFL player out of training camp for a week. Catapano looks to be an important part of the Chiefs defensive line rotation. As a 2013 draft pick, he's safe to make the team. But the Chiefs are counting on him to make a difference in that rotation.

Mike DeVito injured his hand

This happened at Monday's practice. DeVito walked off the field looking at his left hand. Andy Reid said they were getting x-rays. We don't know what the situation is here but it bears monitoring.

Joe McKnight just returned this week

The Chiefs signed him this offseason after he was contemplating getting a real job. He started camp on the PUP list after offseason knee surgery and just recently came off of it. I really wanted to put him on my Chiefs 53-man roster prediction but I just couldn't do it with that much missed time. He likely won't play in this preseason game but he'll need some good performances to make the roster.

Five missed practices for WR Mark Harrison

After he made the catch of the day last week over Sean Smith, Harrison was out with a hamstring injury. He hasn't practiced since. He had a slim chance off making the Chiefs roster due to his ability to go up and get it on jump balls but those chances are dwindling with this much missed time.