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Chiefs’ Thursday injury report vs. Steelers

The big injury news came from Pittsburgh’s camp on Thursday.

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Each practice day, the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers will release an official injury report leading up to the next game. Here was the report for Thursday:



  • QB Ben Roethlisberger (right elbow) - did not practice for second straight day
  • CB Joe Haden (hamstring) - did not practice for second straight day
  • G David DeCastro (hand) - did not practice for second straight day
  • DE Tyson Alualu (shoulder) - limited after not practicing Wednesday
  • DT Cameron Heyward (knee) - full after not practicing Wednesday
  • TE Vance McDonald (foot) - full for second straight day

Some notes

  • I wrote an article Thursday morning telling you that the Steelers could have some key starters injured Sunday when they play the Chiefs. Roethlisberger missed practice, Wednesday, but the feeling I got is that he would practice Thursday. He did not.
  • Backup quarterback Joshua Dobbs took all the first-team reps for the Steelers:
  • A second-year quarterback out of Tennessee, Dobbs has never played a regular-season NFL snap. Dobbs was 29 of 43 this preseason for 434 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
  • DeCastro and Haden not playing are obviously not as important as Roethlisberger, but they are still impactful injuries. Both players sitting out would be breaks for Kansas City.
  • It looks like McDonald will make his first start of the season for the Steelers after a foot injury has kept him out since training camp.
  • Once again, no news to report on Chiefs starting safety Eric Berry. It is looking like linebacker Ben Niemann will be held out as well.

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