San Diego star tight end Antonio Gates said he has a 50 percent chance of playing Monday night against Denver. He missed the Chargers’ last game with a foot injury that is still hobbling him. However, starting receivers Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee returned to practice after each missed several games with hamstring injuries. Both players should play Monday unless there is a setback. Also, rookie running back Ryan Mathews continued to sit out with an ankle injury. His availability Monday could be in jeopardy.
Kansas City standout rookie tight end Tony Moeaki did not practice Wednesday with a head injury and his availability to play against Arizona on Sunday could be in jeopardy. Rookie receiver/running back/returner Dexter McCluster was limited with an ankle injury. He’s missed the past three games. Guard Brian Waters (groin) and safety Jon McGraw (knee, head) were limited. McGraw didn’t play Sunday. Rookie safety Kendrick Lewis, who has been out for a month with a hamstring injury, practiced fully Wednesday.
The Chiefs placed linebacker Mark Simoneau on the injured reserve after he played one game this season. He had played since 2007. The team re-signed linebacker Charlie Anderson, who was cut last week.
The Chiefs have maintained their presence in ESPN.com’s rookie watch.