Chiefs Vs. Browns: Final Injury Report


Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

It’s game day and the Kansas City Chiefs are in Cleveland to take on the Browns.

The Chiefs won last week, beating the Panthers at Arrowhead but they also paid a price. A number of players got banged up last week and those injuries have lingered.

Let’s take a look at the final injury report ahead of today’s game.

NamePositionInjuryWed.Thu.Fri.Game Status
Albert, BrandenTBackLPLPLPquestionable
Allen, JeffOLIllnessDNPFPLPquestionable
Bailey, AllenDEInjured ReserveDNP
Berry, EricDBHand/IllnessLPDNPLPquestionable
Elam, AbramDBQuadDNPDNPDNPdoubtful
Flowers, BrandonCBHamstringDNPDNPLPquestionable
Hali, TambaLBKneeLPLPFPprobable
Hochstein, RussGBackLPquestionable
Johnson, DerrickLBHamstringDNPDNPLPquestionable
Lewis, KendrickDBShoulderLPLPLPquestionable
Lilja, RyanGKneeDNPDNPFPprobable

There is a lot of “questionable” here. It looks like Tamba will play which is good because he’ll be able to join Justin Houston in getting after rookie QB Brandon Weeden.

On the offensive line, it looks like guard Ryan Lilja will also play. He sat out the week of practice before participating in-full on Friday to earn himself a “probable” designation. He’s been suffering from a knee injury.

The other big names here are LT Branden Albert, LB Derrick Johnson, S Eric Berry and CB Brandon Flowers. All of them are “questionable.”

Albert missed last week’s game, however rookie Donald Stephenson stepped in and held his own. If Albert is out again today it might not be such a bad thing. We know he can play so it could be fun to get another look at Stephenson who could be the future at one of the tackle positions.

Johnson and Flowers have hamstring injuries. Both players sat out Wednesday and Thursday practice and participated on a limited basis on Friday. Hamstrings can be tricky so I’d wager both players will stretch and warmup today and will be game-time decisions.

Berry is all kinds of messed up. He injured his hand in last week’s game and now he also has an illness.

We’ll have the game day inactives for you approximately 90 minutes before kickoff.