The Kansas City Chiefs released their Friday injury report for their game against the San Diego Chargers in which they hope to get back on track in Arrowhead after the loss to the Denver Broncos in Denver last week. They will be playing without defensive end Mike DeVito who is out with a knee injury this week and may also be without their right tackle and first pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, Eric Fisher.
With DeVito out, it likely means the Chiefs will use quite a bit of Allen Bailey, who has filled in pretty admirably in DeVito’s absence. Bailey, the third year man out of Miami(Fl), had 5 tackles against the Broncos last week and has been a player that has been in development since he was brought in by the Chiefs. DeVito’s absence is unfortunate, but the experience for Bailey could be a blessing in disguise.
On the other hand, Fisher came out of the gate struggling at right tackle after making the move from the left side at Central Michigan. While he struggled early, Fisher had been playing far better in recent weeks and did a good job in blocking the speed rushers from the Broncos in Shaun Phillips and Von Miller. He had a hiccup against Derek Wolfe but was overall pretty solid. If he cannot go, the Chiefs could use Donald Stephenson in his place. Stephenson was drafted as a third round pick and a developmental tackle that could operate as a swing tackle. In the event that Branden Albert leaves after this season, Stephenson would likely be the next man up at one of the tackle spots along with Fisher.