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Mike DeVito's injury is a broken finger; Chiefs DE should be fine

Updating the injury report form Sunday's Chiefs-Bengals game.

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Kansas City Chiefs DE Mike DeVito broke his finger last week, which is the reason he did not play in the Kansas City Chiefs preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

"He actually broke a finger in his hand, which he should be OK," Andy Reid said after the game. "We should be able to splint it up and he should be able to work here in the next couple days. But for this game it wasn't going to work."

The injury came on a play during training camp last Monday. DeVito was spotted walking off the field looking at his left hand.

A broken finger for a defensive lineman isn't a huge deal. As Reid indicated, DeVito can likely practice with it. I'm assuming they'll just tape it up.

For those making their Chiefs 53-man roster predictions, replacing DeVito was Jaye Howard, who is in his second year with the Chiefs. Howard was one of the seven players claimed on waivers prior to last season. I see five defensive linemen likely to make it -- Dontari Poe, Mike DeVito, Allen Bailey, Mike Catapano and Vance Walker. If the Chiefs keep a sixth defensive linemen, Howard is one to keep an eye on.

In other injury news, DE Kona Schwenke had a shouder strain and Albert Wilson had an ankle sprain.

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