Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs likely will be without RB Spencer Ware as they begin the 2017 season.
Ware is thought to require season-ending surgery to repair a torn posterior cruciate ligament and damage to the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee, trainer Rick Burkholder said.
“Like with all these significant injuries, we’ll exhaust all our options, look at second opinions and do what’s best for his knee and his career,” Burkholder said.
Ware was injured in an Aug. 25 game against the Seattle Seahawks. He led the Chiefs in rushing last season with 921 yards on 214 carries.
Rookie Kareem Hunt assumes the starting role. Char
candrick West and C.J. Spiller could contribute.
A third-round pick, Hunt had nine carries for 39 yards against the Seahawks. Rookie watch: Undrafted free agents Gehrig Dieter and Marcus Kemp are making their presence felt in the roster battle at wide receiver. Dieter led the team with three receptions for 42 yards against Seattle. Noteworthy: The Chiefs acquired LB Reggie Ragland from the Buffalo Bills for a 2019 fourth-round pick. The 2016 second-rounder missed last season with a knee injury and likely would have been cut by Buffalo. ... S Eric Berry (heel) didn’t play against Seattle. “He came out and practiced (before the game). He was actually sore from that, physically sore from the practices, and then the leg flared up just a little bit,” Reed said. ... WR De’Antho
ny Thomas rebounded from a muffed kickoff return with a 95yard touchdown that likely cemented him in that job. ... K Cai
ro Santos (groin) is expected back this week.