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Chiefs buzz: McNabb’s number retired by Eagles

Updated: 2013-09-20T04:19:18Z

The Eagles on Thursday officially retired the No. 5 of former quarterback Donovan McNabb, a longtime protege of Andy Reid during Reid’s 14-year tenure in Philadelphia.

“I won’t be able to enjoy it other than being there,” Reid said before the game. “But I’m honored that he did it this week, I appreciate that.”

Reid said he loves McNabb, who completed 59 percent of his passes for 37,276 yards and 234 touchdowns in his career, 11 of which were spent in Philadelphia. The Eagles were 92-49-1 with McNabb at the helm.

“Obviously, we were unable to do what we did there without Donovan McNabb,” said Reid, who coached in Philadelphia from 1999 to 2012. “I know that he’s very honored to have his number retired. I think it’s a special day for him. He’ll have a lot of his teammates back with him, and I think that’s important for him. He deserves every bit of that, all of the accolades he gets.”


Light at tight end

The Chiefs played the game with just two tight ends, Sean McGrath, whom they claimed on waivers during the opening week of the season, and Kevin Brock, whom they re-signed last week after releasing him after the final roster cutdown.

Starting tight end Anthony Fasano (sprained ankle) and rookie Travis Kelce (knee) were among the Chiefs’ seven inactive players.

The Chiefs’ other inactives were quarterback Tyler Bray, linebacker Nico Johnson, center Eric Kush, linebacker Josh Martin and defensive tackle Jay Howard.

Injury report

Chiefs defensive end Mike DeVito suffered a neck injury in the first half. Left guard Jeff Allen left the game twice, the second time for a groin pull at the end of the third quarter. Cornerback Brandon Flowers reinjured his knee in the fourth quarter.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy suffered a leg injury in the second quarter but returned.


Worth noting

• Chiefs receiver A.J. Jenkins recorded his first career reception as a pro in the second quarter, courtesy of a 6-yard catch on what looked like a short curl.

Jenkins, a first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2012, played only three games last season and was targeted only once. He was acquired by the Chiefs in August for Jon Baldwin, a first-round pick in 2011.

• After failing to log a carry in the Chiefs' 17-16 win over the Cowboys on Sunday, third-round rookie running back Knile Davis got back in the mix Thursday with six carries for 25 yards, including one that went for 12 yards.

| Randy Covitz, rcovitz@kcstar.com and Terez Paylor, tpaylor@kcstar.com

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