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Chiefs’ final injury report vs. Chargers: Eric Berry, Tyreek Hill expected to play

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The Chiefs will be missing Spencer Ware, Cam Erving and Sammy Watkins on Thursday.

Eric Berry celebrates after the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 4, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Each practice day, the Kansas City Chiefs will release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs welcome the Los Angeles Chargers to Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night.

Here is the Chiefs’ final injury report of the week with official designations:

Chargers

Some notes

  • Three key players won’t play for the Chiefs—left guard Cam Erving and running back Spencer Ware are doubtful and wide receiver Sammy Watkins is out. The expectation is that Jeff Allen will fill in at left guard and Damien Williams will get the start at running back. Darrel Williams will be behind Damien and Charcandrick West should be active.
  • Wide receiver Tyreek Hill and safety Eric Berry are officially questionable, though I full expect both players to play. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Hill is expected to play. Schefter later added that so would Berry.
  • On the Chargers side, the key player listed as out is backup running back Austin Ekeler, and starting running back Melvin Gordon is a game-time decision. The NFL ought to think of a new designation, because there is no way the status of Hill and Berry should be the same as Gordon for this game. If Gordon can’t play, Justin Jackson, who has 60 snaps for the Chargers on the season, will start at running back.