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Chiefs vs. Broncos Wednesday injury report: Four Chiefs miss to begin week

Kansas City plays Denver on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. Arrowhead Time.

Each practice day of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs travel to play the Denver Broncos on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. Arrowhead Time.

Here is the Chiefs’ first official injury report of the week:



Some notes

  • We knew of the injuries to defensive end Alex Okafor (hamstring), right tackle Mitch Schwartz (back) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) headed into the week. Watkins did not play against the Bills on Monday, and Okafor and Schwartz left the game early. All three missed Chiefs practice on Wednesday.
  • Defensive end Taco Charlton’s knee injury was a new addition. Head coach Andy Reid on Charlton: “It happened later in the game and it just started bothering him. It was his knee, and we’ll just see how it goes. Give him some time here to let that thing heal up and see how bad it is.”
  • The Broncos have plenty of players of note on their injury report. Right tackle Demar Dotson was reportedly given a veteran day, but left guard Dalton Risner isn’t likely to play.
  • Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said that key players in tight end Noah Fant (ankle), wide receiver KJ Hamler (hamstring) and cornerback A.J. Bouye (shoulder) all have “a chance” to return to the lineup against the Chiefs. Bouye is not on the injury report since he is on the injured reserve list. He was at practice on Wednesday.

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