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Chiefs say 4 players won’t practice to start the week

Kansas City suffered several injuries during their Week 13 matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

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One of the biggest problems stemming from the Kansas City Chiefs27-19 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night had nothing to do with the result of the game. It was that Kansas City suffered a number of potentially significant injuries.

On Wednesday, before the Chiefs began preparation for their Week 14 matchup against the Buffalo Bills, head coach Andy Reid outlined the team’s current injury list, beginning with a new one.

“[Isiah] Pacheco actually came in with a shoulder contusion,” started Reid. “We’ll see how he works out here. He’s going to have that checked, so he won’t work out [Wednesday]. Bryan Cook, with the ankle sprain. He’s being evaluated still. Donovan Smith has a neck stinger. Drue Tranquill is still in concussion protocol. Those guys will not practice [Wednesday]. We’ll just see down the road here how that all goes. I don’t have dates. I don’t do that, anyways.”

Reid said there is a “good chance” that Smith will play.

The good news for the Chiefs is that linebacker Nick Bolton (wrist) will continue to practice and running back Jerick McKinnon (groin) will return to practice.

With Cook and Smith expected to be out against the Bills, look for safety Mike Edwards and rookie offensive lineman Wanya Morris to be the next men up, respectively.

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