The Kansas City Chiefs held their final practice of the week on Friday before they host the Houston Texans in Sunday’s AFC Divisional matchup. Coming off of a first-round playoff bye week, Kansas City’s roster is relatively healthy at this point in the season. However, the team will now be down at least one player this weekend.
Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid addressed the media after practice, but provided limited details on the concerning developments involving two of his leaders on offense and defense.
“As far as the injuries go, the primary ones, (Travis) Kelce practiced,” said Reid during his opening statement. “You could say partial practice, I’m not sure the exact term, but you’ll see it. He was out there practicing. He did a nice job on the plays he was in. Chris Jones tweaked his calf a little bit yesterday and we held him out today. He did not practice, so we’ll just see how he does. (Morris) Claiborne again was excused for personal reasons. Other than that, everybody went and had a good practice. We look forward to the challenge again of playing the Texans. We know they’re a heck of a football team and well-coached, good players. Our guys have had a good week of practice and again, we look forward to that challenge. Especially in front of a home crowd here. With that, time is yours.”
Jones was a new addition to the injury report on Thursday. Reid confirmed today that was the result of the Pro Bowler tweaking his calf at yesterday’s practice. On the other side of the ball, Kelce was a limited participant in practice throughout the week and appears more likely than not to suit up against the Texans.
Houston’s injury report was even more crowded as seven Texans players were given questionable status to take the field on Sunday. The group was headlined by WR Will Fuller who is attempting to return from groin injury. Fellow WR Kenny Stills (knee), CB Jonathan Joseph (hamstring), and newly-added TE Darren Fells (hip) will also need to test how they feel prior to kickoff.
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