The Kansas City Chiefs are expecting a better injury report heading into Monday Night Football against the New England Patriots. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry and De'Anthony Thomas are all likely to practice later this week.
The Chiefs play the Patriots on Monday so their first practice will be Thursday, instead of Wednesday.
The Chiefs, of course, won't know who is actually practicing until Thursday gets here. Jamaal Charles, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Denver in Week 2, was not expected to practice last week but then, wham, there he was practicing on Thursday and Friday. Even though Charles did not play, he was spotted on the field warming up before the game so it's reasonable to assume that he was close to having a shot at playing. If he was close to playing last week, you gotta think he has a solid shot of playing this week.
On Wednesday last week, De'Anthony Thomas was expecting to play in Week 3. When Thursday rolled around, he was back on the injury report with his bothersome hamstring, so you never can tell who will and won't be available. DAT has yet to play in an NFL game so obviously everyone hoping he can get on the field and make some sort of impact, even if that's just special teams. The Chiefs special teams made some mental errors last week so it will be great for the Chiefs to get DAT back on the field in the return game if he is able to go.
Meanwhile, Eric Berry did not play last week due to his ankle sprain. Outside of his 2011 ACL season, that was just the second game Berry has missed since coming to the Chiefs. The Chiefs play the Patriots on Monday so they'll want Berry back to deal with The Gronk.
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