Chiefs get good injury news

The return of the Kansas City Chiefs’ health officially begins Friday.

Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli told the Kansas City Star that three standouts -- safety Eric Berry, running back Jamaal Charles and tight end Tony Moeaki -- are all expected to practice Friday. All three players suffered season-ending torn ACL injuries last September.

All three players were expected to be ready, but now that Pioli has said it, it has to be a relief for the Chiefs.

In other AFC west news:

  • New England signed tight end Visanthe Shiancoe. He was one of the better tight ends on the market and there has been some talk Oakland could sign him. The Raiders are inexperienced at tight end. The Raiders have said they believe in the trio of David Ausberry, Brandon Myers and Richard Gordon.

  • Denver standout guard Chris Kuper will practice on a limited basis Thursday when camp opens. He suffered a severe ankle injury in Week 17.