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Chiefs’ Anthony Sherman is AFC special-teams player of the week

Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman, playing on special teams, showed umpire Fred Bryan his recovered fumble from a punt in the fourth quarter Sunday against Buffalo.
Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman, playing on special teams, showed umpire Fred Bryan his recovered fumble from a punt in the fourth quarter Sunday against Buffalo. The Kansas City Star

Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman was selected AFC special-teams player of the week on Wednesday for his performance in Sunday’s 17-13 win at Buffalo.

Sherman forced and recovered a fumble on a punt play that set up the Chiefs’ game-winning touchdown and posted three special-teams tackles, two of which pinned the Bills inside their 25-yard line.

Sherman, who also signed a three-year contract extension last week, leads the Chiefs with eight special-teams tackles this season.

Supernaw feels super

Newly signed tight end Phillip Supernaw doesn’t anticipate too many problems adjusting to the Chiefs’ offense.

“There’s a lot of carry-over from where I was,” said Supernaw, who was signed off the Baltimore practice squad to replace injured Demetrius Harris. “It’s a West Coast style offense. I’m just trying to learn as much as I can and fit in where they need me to fit in.”

The Chiefs, who often use three-tight end formations, also need Supernaw to contribute in Harris’ place on special teams and in three-tight end formations. Adding urgency to his picking up the offense is that veteran Anthony Fasano is nursing a knee bruise.

“I’m putting the pressure on myself to … learn it and pick it up fast,” said Supernaw, who spent 2012-13 with Houston, appearing in one game. “A lot of it is the same. There are some different concepts, a lot of the naming is a lot different. I don’t think I’ll have a problem picking it up. I’ll be able to help out.”

Injury report

The Chiefs said tight end Anthony Fasano (knee ) cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday.

Wide receivers A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) and Donnie Avery (groin), outside linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) and cornerback Chris Owens (knee) were limited and running back Jamaal Charles (shoulder/elbow) was among six players who were on the injury report but participated in the full practice.

Toys for Tots

The Marine Corps and Chiefs will conduct its annual Toys for Tots collection before Sunday’s game against Seattle at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Marines are asking Chiefs fans to donate new and unwrapped toys for children up to age 13. Toys will be collected at the Arrowhead Stadium entrances by members of the Marines’ Combat Logistics Regiment 4 and local representatives of the Marine Corps League. Gates into the Scout Investments Club Level open at 9:30 a.m. with the remaining stadium gates opening at 10:30 a.m.

Fans may choose to make a financial contribution in lieu of a toy if they prefer. Cash or checks (made payable to “Toys for Tots”) will also be collected by Marines at stadium entry points.

Last season, the Marines collected more than 1,300 toys and nearly $20,000 in donations thanks to the generosity of Chiefs fans. This year, the team is hoping to surpass those figures.

To reach Randy Covitz, call 816-234-4796 or send email to rcovitz@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter at @randycovitz.

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