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Kansas City Chiefs Jonathan Baldwin Likely Out Against Buffalo Bills

Baldwin's thumb injury means the Chiefs are down two major targets against the Bills in their passing game.

The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Jonathan Baldwin in the first round to up the ante in the passing game and stretch defenses from collapsing on the running game. Unfortunately, the Chiefs will have to wait to experience such benefits with the recent reports coming from Bob Gretz that Baldwin cannot catch the ball in practice. This pretty much precludes him from playing at all unless things change drastically between now and game day.

Baldwin broke his thumb in an alleged locker room fight with Thomas Jones. All details are fuzzy and the Chiefs are obviously not talking about it, but this is a letdown regardless. Baldwin's size and athleticism are exactly what the Chiefs need on the field, so any antics off the field that leads to drama like this is instantly frowned upon.

Baldwin has had a few weeks to heal, but it will still be a bit so the Chiefs are hoping Baldwin can be a factor in week two against the Detroit Lions. For now, the Chiefs will have to make do without both Baldwin and tight end Tony Moeaki, who was just placed on injured reserve.