Oct 27, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) catches a pass and runs for yardage during the first half of the game against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs rule out Dexter McCluster for Week 15


As the Kansas City Chiefs look to once again draw even with the Denver Broncos atop the AFC West on Sunday, they will need to do so without one of their most dynamic and versatile weapons on the field.

McCluster was ruled out on Saturday afternoon and did not make the trip with the team, as he deals with an infected cut on his ankle.

The good news for McCluster, however, is that he is not infected with MRSA.

Pro Football Talk passed along the news:

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought MRSA to the forefront of the NFL discussion earlier in the year with the outbreak in their team facilities, so it is good to learn that McCluster has not suffered from the very dangerous infection.

With McCluster out of action, the Chiefs will be looking to wide receiver Junior Hemmingway to step up with an increase in snaps.

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  • Kansas City Rob

    Tough to lose one of our “core” players for the game, but thankfully sounds not too serious. On the flip side really excited to get to see Hemmingway get a real chance. It’s not only your starters that win but how much depth a team has. A real nod to the job Dorsey has done to finally provide the team with just that.

    Go Chiefs!!!

    • DTVTechGuy

      Hemingway getting his chance on offense is great… We will miss McCluster on returns.

  • Calchiefsfan

    I agree with you Rob and DTV, it will be fun to see Hemmingway get more playing time, He’s earned it. I really don’t think we’re going to need Dex, Houston, Albert and Fasano in order to pound the Raiders into oblivion.

    I wonder if Toub will use Kniles to return punts or go with Demps?

  • Sean Barbee

    We need him healthy for the playoffs. I would also like to see Jenkins and Hemmingway split time in the slot with Bowe and Avery split out wide. I don’t really see why or where Hall sees time on offense. Jenkins and Hemmingway have occupied roster spots all year long. It doesn’t make sense to me for either of those two to sit on the bench while Hall is getting snaps. If Hall is better than Jenkins or Hemmingway, than why aren’t one of them playing scout team musical chairs instead of Hall….unless $$ is tue issue.