Kansas City Chiefs Injury Report: Eric Berry Limited In Practice Again


Eric Berry continues to be limited in practice as he recovers from his high ankle sprain and heel injury. It is not expected that Berry will return to field this week as things stand now.

Kansas City has managed to get along fine without Berry in the secondary. Through seven weeks the Chiefs rank second in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game. This is despite the fact they’ve played Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, and Colin Kaepernick to start the season.

Part of that secondary success has come from the offense’s ability to stay on the field for long periods of time. In Sunday’s win over the Chargers the Chiefs held the ball for nearly the entire third quarter, allowing only three offensive plays for the Chargers. Not giving the other team very many chances to attack the secondary has helped hide some of the holes the Chiefs may have on the back end.

Maintaining that game plan may be difficult if some of the other injured players are unable to go on Sunday. Junior Hemingway, Sean Smith, and Travis Kelce were all limited in practice today. The limited status us an upgrade for Hemingway who did not practice at all on Wednesday.

Chris Owens, who is dealing with a sprained knee that he suffered before the bye week against San Francisco, did not participate in practice again today. This probably means that Phillip Gaines will see some more action as the nickel corner against the St. Louis Rams.

On the Rams side, their secondary is pretty banged up. Corners Janoris Jenkins, Truman Johnson, and Brandon McGee are all listed on the injury report with Jenkins and Johnson missing at least parts of practice so far this week. Safety T.J. McDonald has missed practice due to a concussion.

Center Tim Barnes, wide receiver Kenny Britt, and tackle Rodger Saffold each did not participate in practice on Wednesday.