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AFC West injury report

9/17/2010

In Denver, rookie receiver Demaryius Thomas is expected to make his NFL debut after spending much of the summer dealing with a recurring foot injury.

However, tackle Ryan Harris will miss his second game with an ankle injury he suffered in the final preseason game. Guard Chris Kuper (ankle/knee) is questionable. Like Harris, Kuper didn’t practice all week. Running back Laurence Maroney, acquired this week in a trade with New England, will not play with a thigh injury. He didn’t play in New England’s season opener last week because of the injury.

  • In Kansas City, second-year defensive end Tyson Jackson is questionable with a knee injury. He didn’t practice all week. Linebacker Tamba Hali (foot) is questionable against Cleveland.

  • In Oakland, it appears guard Robert Gallery will not play Sunday against St. Louis with a hamstring injury. He is listed as doubtful and he didn’t practice all week. Oakland defensive tackle Richard Seymour (hamstring) and running back Michael Bush (broke thumb) will be a game-time decision. Seymour was hurt last week at Tennessee and Bush was hurt three weeks ago.

  • In San Diego, linebacker Stephen Cooper (knee) is doubtful with a knee injury. He was hurt last week. Linebacker Shawne Merriman (Achilles) is probable. He missed last week’s game.