KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster is questionable for Sunday's game at Oakland after a small cut on his ankle turned into an infection after last week's game against Washington.
Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder says an MRI exam and X-rays on the ankle showed no structural damage. Swabs taken on the infection site have not been fully analyzed.
Burkholder says ``the big question is does he have MRSA, and we don't know that yet.''
MRSA is a potentially deadly strain of staph infection that recently generated headlines when an infection hit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' locker room this season.
McCluster had a minor procedure to open and clean the wound, and he's being treated with antibiotics. He has not officially been ruled out against the Raiders.
CHIEFS SIGN HALL; POWE RELEASED
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has signed wide receiver Chad Hall. The team has released defensive tackle Jerrell Powe.
Hall (5-8, 187) has played in 23 games (one start) in just over two NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. Hall originally came to Kansas City on Sept. 1, 2013 via waiver claim from San Francisco. He has played in eight games with the Chiefs recording one catch for nine yards. Hall’s career numbers include 15 receptions for 144 yards (9.6 avg.) with two touchdowns. He has returned 10 punts for 107 yards (10.7 avg.) and six kickoffs for 108 yards (18.0 avg.). He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Eagles in 2010. Hall played collegiately at the Air Force Academy and prepped at Wesleyan School in Norcross, Ga.
Powe (6-2, 331) originally joined the Chiefs as the club’s sixth-round pick (199th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was released prior to the start of the 2013 season and then rejoined the club on Dec. 3, 2013. He played in 10 contests in two NFL seasons with the Chiefs (2011-12), recording six tackles (five solo). Powe saw action in 37 games (22 starts) at Mississippi, recording 69 tackles (49 solo), 24.0 stops for loss (-80.0 yards) and 7.0 sacks (-29.0 yards). He also had an INT, two passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three QB pressures. He spent one season at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., and prepped at Wayne County High School in Waynesboro, Miss.