The Kansas City Chiefs had good news on Wednesday's injury report but not so good news on Thursday's injury. CB Marcus Cooper (ankle) and RB De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) have been added to the injury report after they each suffered injuries this week. It's not clear whether either will be ready to play or not.
For Cooper, the Chiefs have Sean Smith and Ron Parker at corner, along with rookie Phillip Gaines. Those would be the guys replacing him.
For Thomas, it would take a variety of players to replace his role at running back and receiver. "If he doesn't go, it's really next man up for us," Chiefs OC Doug Pederson said. "We've got a lot of guys waiting in the wings that can do it and I'm happy with those guys, and if he doesn't go, it's next man up."
Eric Berry has had a lingering heel injury but continues to practice. "Oh yeah, he looks fine to me and you can ask him, but I haven't noticed anything since he's been back full time," Chiefs DC Bob Sutton said.
Tamba Hali hurt his knee before the preseason finale but he sounds ready to roll. "Old age," Tamba said Thursday. "I told them to put on the scouting report, ‘old.' Just old, just aches."
The Friday injury report will designate each player as probable, questionable, doubtful or out. That should be out sometime this afternoon.
Did not practice
CB Marcus Cooper (ankle)
RB De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring)
C Eric Kush (shoulder)
WR AJ Jenkins (concussion)
S Eric Berry (heel)
DL Mike DeVito (hand)
LB Tamba Hali (knee)
WR Junior Hemingway (hip)
LB Josh Martin (quad)
DL Vance Walker (hand)
WR Albert Wilson (ankle)
FB Anthony Sherman (back)
LB Frank Zombo (groin)