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Chiefs sit 10 players in preseason opener against Bengals

08/07/2014 6:03 PM

08/08/2014 12:13 AM

The Chiefs sat the following players because of injury in their preseason opener Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals:

Safety Eric Berry (heel), defensive end Mike DeVito (hand), receiver A.J. Jenkins (hamstring), receiver Mark Harrison (hamstring), safety Sanders Commings (ankle), running back Joe McKnight (hamstring), outside linebacker Dezman Moses (elbow), defensive end Mike Catapano (illness), receiver Junior Hemingway (hamstring), defensive tackle Kyle Love (ankle).

Berry and DeVito were the only projected starters to sit. Undrafted rookie safety Daniel Sorensen started in Berry’s place, while Jaye Howard started in DeVito’s place.

After the game, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said defensive lineman Kona Schwenke had a shoulder strain and wide receiver Albert Wilson had an ankle sprain.

DeVito missed the game because of a broken finger in his hand, Reid said. “We should be able to splint it up, and he should be able to work in the next couple of days. But for this game, it wasn’t going to work.”

The Star’s Randy Covitz contributed to this report

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @TerezPaylor.

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