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Chiefs’ Phillip Gaines questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins tried to break a tackle by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines during last Sunday’s game.
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins tried to break a tackle by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines during last Sunday’s game. skeyser@kcstar.com

Phillip Gaines, one of the Chiefs’ three best cornerbacks, popped up on the injury report on Friday with a knee issue. He is questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

Gaines played extensively in the Chiefs’ first two games as the third corner behind Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson as he continues to make his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which he suffered last September.

Running back Jamaal Charles (knee) has been limited in practice all week and has been ruled doubtful.

Guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle), who missed Sunday’s game against the Texans, has been limited in practice all week and is questionable. Two of the Chiefs’ other guards, Parker Ehinger (concussion/foot) and Jah Reid (knee/ankle) have not practiced all week and have been ruled out.

Inside linebacker Sam Barrington (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, but he has also been ruled out.

Jets injuries

Receiver Brandon Marshall (knee/foot) was limited on Friday and is listed as questionable. Inside linebacker Erin Henderson (foot) missed all three days of practice this week and is also questionable, as is inside linebacker David Harris, who has been limited all week with a shoulder injury.

Receiver Eric Decker (shoulder) practiced fully on Friday after being limited Thursday and is expected to play.

Starting guard James Carpenter (calf) returned to practice fully Friday after missing the previous two days and is expected to play.

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