Chiefs injury report: Tamba Hali on sideline


The Kansas City Chiefs are starting the second half of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Denver Broncos, and they could be without a starter on the offensive line.

Left guard Ben Grubbs has been dealing with a somewhat mysterious neck injury since the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and has still not been cleared to practice. Nobody knows if the injury will end his season, although the team thought it was serious enough to do another MRI earlier this week. Tests did not reveal anything new, so it is a day-by-day process.

Also listed as out for the second straight day is outside linebacker Tamba Hali. Hali is simply getting some rest, according to head coach Andy Reid in his press conference on Wednesday. Hali is getting toward the end of his career and has dealt with knee injuries over the last couple of seasons. If Hali can get some rest and feel better on Sunday’s, it is a no-brainer.

Everybody else seems to be healthy and ready to take on Denver. Defensive end Mike DeVito has missed the last two games with a concussion but he is through the protocol and has been practicing fully. Tight end Travis Kelce is also on the report but should be good to go, also going through full practices.

As for the Broncos, they have a couple of names to keep an eye on. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has missed two consecutive practices with a hamstring issue. Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware has not even been on the field in any capacity either of the two practices this week, and will likely be out with a back injury. Of course, cornerback Aqib Talib is certainly out with a suspension.