News: McKnight (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: McKnight ruptured his Achilles in practice last week, so it was just a matter of time before he ended up on IR. The fourth-year back posted a career game in Week 3 with Jamaal Charles out with an ankle injury - catching six passes for 64 yards and two scores - after not playing at all in 2013. His loss makes the eventual return of De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) more intriguing, though Charles and Knile Davis will continue to handle most of the work out of the backfield for Kansas City.
News: Hali recorded a sack, a forced fumble and three tackles against the Patriots on Monday.
Impact: Hali remains a good option in IDP leagues with three sacks in his first four games. He has now forced two fumbles as well, but continues to have a low tackle total, with just 14 (13 solo) on the season.
News: Abdullah returned an interception for a touchdown in Monday's game against the Patriots.
Impact: Abdullah also recorded eight tackles (all solo), three pass deflections and a quarterback hit. The interception was the first of the season and sixth of his career. He made the most of it, taking it all the way back for his first career defensive touchdown. He is also on pace to easily surpass his tackle totals from last season.
News: Chiefs coach Andy Reid said earlier Tuesday that he would wait to see Stephenson practice on Wednesday before he begins to decide whether he'll go back in the starting lineup.
Impact: Stephenson was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. That suspension ended with Monday night's 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots.
News: The NFL said Tuesday that Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.
Impact: The league's rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground, but spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email Tuesday that "the officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expression, and as a result, there should have been no penalty on the play." He said that he knew before he even reached the end zone he would drop to his knees in thankful prayer after intercepting Tom Brady.