Whispers between camps

Numerous injury concerns to both teams could have them changing gameplans for the tough week ahead of AFC West divisional play.

Notes and Whispers

Rodney Harrison may not play this weekend vs. the Chiefs as he is still recovering from a partially torn groin.

Harrison remarks don't necessarily bode well, "You sit back and you have to evaluate: Am I getting better each week or am I getting worse? If it comes to a point where I'm getting worse, I might have to take some time off."

Marcellus Wiley is also suffering from a groin strain. His injury is a bilateral strain, meaning both sides are hurting. It is a safe bet that he will not play this weekend although Wiley remains optimistic stating, "I've felt better and I've felt worse," Wiley said. "It's not good right now. It's day-to-day. To be politically correct, I'm going to get my treatment and therapy and see what happens."

Strong safety Greg Wesley has an injury in his chest area for Kansas City. Wesley is tied for the NFL lead in interceptions with 4. Wesley sustained the chest injury when leaping high for a first-half interception in the end zone in the win over New York. Shaunard Harts will replace him if he cannot play. Coach Dick Vermeil has this to say regarding Wesley's injury, "I know (Wesley) is a tough guy and he won't miss if he can play, but you can't put a guy in there that's a hitter and find out after the ball game he wasn't ready to hit on every play."

Morten Anderson of the Chiefs pulled his hamstring during warm-ups in the win over the Jets this past Sunday. The Chiefs auditioned 4 kickers today. Included are NFL veterans Michael Husted and John Hilbert. Husted, who has played for the Raiders, Redskins and Buccaneers, once kicked for Chiefs special-teams coach Frank Gansz Jr. with Oakland. Hilbert kicked for the Cowboys part of last season.

Anderson may be able to go and it is possible that they may sign another kicker for kickoffs while Anderson handles field goal attempts. Anderson was short on all his kickoffs this past week vs. the Jets and punter Dan Stryzinski even kicked off once.

"It's possible Morten could kick field goals and we'd have somebody else do the kickoffs," Vermeil said. "He still has good strength in the leg. But we're still bringing four kickers in (Tuesday), four guys off the street, to take a look at and see if we have to go in that direction."

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