Last night, the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs released their final injury report ahead of their Sunday afternoon matchup. Both teams will be without key starters during the game, with linebacker Koa Misi (ankle) ruled out of the game for the Dolphins and safety Eric Berry (ankle) out for Kansas City. They will be joined on Sunday's inactive list by running back Knowshon Moreno (elbow) and guard Shelley Smith (knee) for Miami and running back De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) for the Chiefs.
Moreno is expected to miss several games after dislocating his elbow last week against the Buffalo Bills.
Miami also has three players listed as doubtful for the game, meaning they have a 75-percent chance of not playing. They are defensive end Terrence Fede (knee), center Mike Pouncey (hip), and linebacker Jordan Tripp (chest). Pouncey being listed as doubtful is a step up in his recovery from offseason hip surgery, repairing a torn labrum. He had been ruled out of both of Miami's previous two games, having not practiced since the surgery in June. He returned to practice this week, though it was always thought that Pouncey's return was most likely going to happen during next week's game against the Oakland Raiders in London.
The biggest surprise on the injury list comes in the "questionable" section for the Chiefs, where running back Jamaal Charles is listed. Charles suffered a high ankle sprain against the Denver Broncos last week, an injury that usually requires at least a couple of weeks of recovery. Charles returned to practice on Thursday, albeit in a limited capacity, and was again a limited participant on Friday. The simple fact that Charles has a 50-50 chance is surprising.
Miami listed tight end Charles Clay (knee) and guard Billy Turner (foot) as questionable. Turner has missed practice and games this year dealing with a turf toe injury. Clay has been dealing with the knee injury since the preseason, but has played in both games so far this year, totalling nine receptions for 58 yards.
A long probable category for Miami lists safety Walt Aikens (hand), tackle Branden Albert (shoulder), safety Louis Delmas (calf), defensive tackle Bruce Gaston (knee), and linebackers Jonathan Freeny (calf), Jelani Jenkins (shoulder), and Philip Wheeler (thumb). Kansas City's probables are safety Husain Abdullah (foot/quadricep), linebacker Tamba Hali (ankle/knee), running back Cyrus Gray (foot), center Eric Kush (shoulder), and linebacker Josh Martin (quadricep/tricep).
The teams kick off at 4:25pm ET Sunday.