Chiefs injury report: Eric Berry, Brandon Flowers deplete secondary

Gregory Shamus

The Kansas City Chiefs have five defensive backs on the injury report for Sunday's game.

The Kansas City Chiefs, a week after an emotional win over the Carolina Panthers, will head into Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns with a long injury list and several players questionable in the secondary.

Safety Eric Berry and cornerback Brandon Flowers are both questionable on Sunday, with the two defensive backs having limited participation during Friday's practice. With safety Abram Elam doubtful, the Chiefs could be putting a significantly weakened secondary on the field against the Panthers.

Coach Romeo Crennel stated on Friday that, if he feels a player is ready to play then he won't hesitate to put him on the field regardless of what happened during the week. He would then expand upon that, saying that there is a risk when playing a potentially injured player that is taking the spot of a healthy one.

"Well yeah," said Crennel. "That's the biggest concern, because if you make a guy active and then there's another guy who might be able to help the team, and the guy you make active plays one play and then he's down, now you've got two guys that are down where you could have had a guy up who might have been able to produce some plays for you."

Tackle Albert Braden (back), offensive lineman Jeff Allen (illness), guard Russ Hochstein (back), linebacker Derrick Johnson (hamstring) and defensive back Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) are also questionable for Sunday. Guard Ryan Lilja (knee), is probably after having full practice participation on Friday.

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