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Chiefs’ final injury report vs. Steelers

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The Chiefs will be without both Eric Berry and Ben Niemann as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have released their official injury report headed into their game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Eric Berry is listed as doubtful for the second week in a row.

“I am just going to keep it for you day-to-day and we will just see how it goes,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said of Berry. “He is trying his tail off. He is doing everything he can to make it right.”

Asked if there has been any setback in individual work, Reid said no.

“Every day [Berry] is doing a little bit more and a little bit more.”

Going by last game’s snap counts, Ron Parker and Eric Murray will get the bulk of the defensive snaps at safety against the Steelers.

Steelers

  • QB Ben Roethlisberger (right elbow) - QUESTIONABLE
  • CB Joe Haden (hamstring) - DOUBTFUL
  • G David DeCastro (hand) - DOUBTFUL
  • DE Tyson Alualu (shoulder) - DOUBTFUL
  • DT Cameron Heyward (knee) - QUESTIONABLE
  • TE Vance McDonald (foot) - QUESTIONABLE
  • CB Artie Burns (toe) - QUESTIONABLE

The biggest news when it comes to the Steelers is that Roethlisberger had a full practice on Friday after missing the first two practices of the week, so I expect that he will be good to go against the Chiefs.

Haden and DeCastro are listed as doubtful after missing the entire week of practice, and I expect they will be out. Haden starts at cornerback and DeCastro starts at right guard, so these are definitely breaks for the Chiefs.

It would have been tough enough managing Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce with Haden. His injury makes that task tougher.

I expect Heyward, McDonald and Burns to all play despite being listed as questionable. Burns’ toe is a new development that only popped up on Friday.

The worst-case scenario for the Steelers would be if they need to play the Chiefs without their top two cornerbacks and starting quarterback. That doesn’t seem likely, but it is something to watch as Sunday approaches.