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Chiefs safety Eric Berry will sit for fifth consecutive game

Chiefs safety Eric Berry will sit for the fifth consecutive game with a high ankle sprain, the team announced before its game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Berry was listed as questionable before the game, which means he had a 50/50 chance of playing. It's the most optimistic the team had been about his playing status since he got hurt in week two against the Denver Broncos.

Ron Parker, who has racked up 29 tackles and three pass deflections, will make the start in Berry's place.

The Chiefs' other inactives are quarterback Aaron Murray, receiver Donnie Avery, cornerback Chris Owens, center Eric Kush, guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and defensive end Damion Square.

For the Rams, starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins highlights the inactives. Quarterback Case Keenum, cornerback Trumaine Johnson, safety Maurice Alexander, center Tim Barnes, tight end Alex Bayer and defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks.

Marcus Roberson, an undrafted rookie out of Florida, will make his firs career start in Jenkins' place.

This week in Chiefs football

Here's your weekly rundown of The Star's football stories to get your ready for the game.

*Chiefs-Rams game could come down to one special play.

*Chiefs-Rams scouting report.

*Chiefs cornerback Jamell Fleming rises from scout team to starter.

*Chiefs’ Stephenson isn’t being rushed back into duty following suspension.

*Governor’s Cup has added meaning in the regular season between Chiefs and Rams.

*A replay of my weekly Chiefs chat.

*Chiefs say Jamaal Charles passed several concussion tests.

*Donovan McNabb to reunite with Chiefs’ Andy Reid in a new role.

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

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