News: Gordon suffered an ankle injury in Thursday's preseason game against the Rams, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: Gordon continues to battle for a 53-man roster spot, but the ankle injury heading into cuts Saturday doesn't bode well. He was already likely on the outside looking in, and the ankle injury could further diminish his chances.
News: Thomas (calf) did not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Rams.
Impact: While Thomas did return to practice in a limited capacity Sunday, he's still being eased back into action on the whole. As a result, the Chiefs likely weren't going to chance him suffering a setback of some kind in the final preseason game, and it's still a little unclear whether or not he'll be ready for Week 1.
News: Wilson (shoulder) didn't play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Rams, the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: Even if Wilson was healthy, he probably wouldn't have played Thursday, but his status remains somewhat in question heading into Week 1. While he likely remains the top candidate to start opposite Jeremy Maclin when healthy, rookie Chris Conley could make the decision tougher if Wilson misses regular season time and he plays well.
News: Harris returned to game action in the final Chiefs' final preseason game Thursday, but he didn't record a reception or a target in the final preseason contest.
Impact: Harris seems the likely candidate to take the third tight end spot despite his current position behind Richard Gordon on the depth chart. He played 11 snaps in his return, and seems a near lock to remain with the club. If by chance he's not ready for the start of the season, it's possible the Chiefs will keep or sign a fourth tight end for depth.
News: West (concussion) didn't play in the final preseason game against the Rams.
Impact: West continues to recover from a concussion, but still appears to be the favorite to earn the third running back spot behind Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis, but his competition in Darrin Reaves accumulated 40 rushing yards on 14 carries and added 42 receiving yards and a touchdown on eight receptions Thursday. It seems unlikely the Chiefs would keep more than three backs maximum, and Reaves' performance Thursday still probably won't do enough for him to unseat West.