Kansas City Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles, who is recovering from a torn ACL suffered less than a year ago, will make his season debut Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Cornerback Marcus Peters, who missed the last two days of practice with an illness, returned to full practice and expects to start Sunday night.
The complete list of players who are ruled out are: Roosevelt Nix (back), Senquez Golson (foot), Ryan Shazier (knee), Ramon Foster (chest), Robert Golden (hamstring) and Eli Rogers (toe). Do the math, and you have 3 starters who will missing the game in prime time Sunday.
Statistically he's doing well this year and on pace for a number of career highs. However, the Chiefs really don't care about the stats. If Alex is throwing for 4,000 yards and attempting 500-plus passes, the Chiefs probably aren't winning. That's not who they are. They're at their best when they're balanced, the running game is working well and Alex can frustrate the hell out of defenses with his running ability.
The Steelers and Chiefs will match up a 8:20 p.m. EDT on Sunday night, and this game could have significance in regards to the AFC Playoff Picture. Last year, it was a Kansas City victory at Arrowhead Stadium which gave them the 5th seed in the playoffs, where the Steelers were forced to settle for the 6th, and final, playoff spot in he postseason party.
The Steelers defense has injury issues in the middle of their defense. Ryan Shazier is out for this game while strong safety Robert Golden is on the injury report. The Chiefs have the type of offensive attack to take advantage of that. Travis Kelce primarily runs crossing routes over the middle of the field and is coming off his best game of the season. Kelce leads the NFL in yards after the catch (108) at the tight end position. The Steelers allowed the 10th most yard to tight ends through three games. They've also allowed the most receiving yards to running backs in the NFL.
12: The number of interceptions for Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters since the start of last season. That’s three more than any other player. And according to ESPN Stats & Information, it's more than six teams have produced during that span. Peters and the Chiefs take on Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers in what is probably the week’s best matchup.
Devey never missed an offensive snap in 24 games at Memphis, where he played right tackle and guard and left tackle. As a senior, he played for head coach Justin Fuente, now Virginia Tech's head coach. Barry Odom, now the head coach at Missouri, was Fuente's defensive coordinator.
"I liked that staff so much I thought about redshirting my senior year," Devey said. "You could see where they were going to turn the program around."