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9/18 Practice Recap: Berry and Thomas Out

Coach Reid confirmed that safety Eric Berry and running back De’Anthony Thomas will not play against the Dolphins

When the Kansas City Chiefs play the Miami Dolphins Sunday, it will be without both veteran safety Eric Berry and rookie running back De'Anthony Thomas.

Berry left last Sunday's game against the Broncos with an ankle issue and has yet to take the field since. In regards to Thomas, he was back on the field Wednesday but sat out of practice the rest of the week after feeling some fatigue in his injured hamstring. 

"He didn't pull it. It's just fatigue and so we just backed off and said we'll go from there," Reid said. "He didn't re-injure it. It's just more precautionary."

For Reid and the team's medical staff, their goal is to make sure Thomas won't be out for an even longer period of time.

"You don't want a setback. He has already waited here a couple of weeks so you don't want to take any setbacks," Reid said. "You go off of how the player feels and what you see and your experience with him."

In a bright spot on the injury front, running back Jamaal Charles practiced for the second day in a row after leaving last Sunday's game with a high ankle sprain. On Thursday, he was officially listed as "limited" in his activities on the injury report.

On his status for Sunday, Reid said that the plan was to see how he felt after practicing Friday, and then he would make a decision. 

"We'll get that (decision) to you. I want to see how he's really doing here so I'll get a better feel on him," Reid said. "If he can't go, he can't go."

The Kansas City Chiefs practice at the outdoor training facility on September 17, 2014 for their upcoming away game vs the Dolphins.

If Charles doesn't play, running back Knile Davis will be ready to fill his shoes after practicing much of the week with the first team.

As for Reid, he is eager to get down to South Beach as his team hungers for its first win of the season.

"We look forward to the challenge of playing the Dolphins. We know they're a good football team," Reid said.  "The guys have had a good week of preparation and we'll get ready to go."

"Tomorrow's a little bit [of an] earlier day. We'll get up and hop on that plane, go down and get ourselves ready to go."

Practice Bits

  • S Eric Berry (ankle) and RB De'Anthony Thomas (ankle) did not practice.
  • RB Jamaal Charles is officially listed as questionable in the Chiefs injury report
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