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Kansas City Chiefs' Ryan Harris will be starting vs. his former team Denver Broncos

Former Bronco Ryan Harris will be starting in Denver for the Chiefs.


UPDATE: Jeff Allen is likely out for the season, which means Harris will start.

The Kansas City Chiefs were without OT / G Jeff Allen and RB De'Anthony Thomas at Thursday's practice. This marks the second consecutive practice both players have missed. That means it's looking unlikely either will be available for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.

Allen missing this game would be a bit of a pain considering the Broncos are strong off the edge with DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller. His injury popped up in last week's opener against the Titans. If Allen can't go, Ryan Harris is the next man up. He is a former Bronco but was just signed to the Chiefs as training camp started in July. He isn't a bad player -- he's just had injury issues. For that reason, it's important the Chiefs identify their third tackle for this game. I'm guessing that would be Jeff Linkenbach based on him replacing Eric Fisher for a snap last week. If the Chiefs are down to their third tackle in this game ... it's already over.

For DAT, it looks likely we're waiting yet another week for him to make his debut, which is unfortunate. I know everyone is / was excited to see him play. He hurt his hamstring last week during practice and those are the types of injuries that can linger for a while. Not only do Chiefs fans want to see him play but the Chiefs also need him to play. If they're going to hang with Denver, they're going to need a big play or two. I could easily see one of those plays being a big DAT punt return -- if he could get on the field.

Meanwhile, Tamba Hali is also listed as a limited participate in practice the last two weeks. He's obviously an important one to keep an eye on. The Chiefs have a bunch of other players listed on the injury report but the rest are full participants and should be available to play.

Andy Reid will release an injury report this afternoon. Unless Allen or DAT can get back on the field, it sure seems unlikely they'll be playing.

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