The Kansas City Chiefs were able to breathe a sigh of relief when Dwayne Bowe returned to practice after sitting out on Wednesday, but were still without Brian Waters and added a new name to the their injury report.
Dwayne Bowe (illness)
Did Not Participate
Quinten Lawrence (illness)
Brian Waters (illness)
First of all, huge that Bowe got right back out on the field. We’ve said it before and it’s not cracking any codes, but the Chiefs aren’t going to move the ball in the air without their leading wide receiver.
As for the injury report, should we just rename it an illness report at this point? It’s scary to think that a stomach bug might be bouncing around the locker room a couple of days before their first playoff game in four years. God willing Matt Cassel won’t have to take snaps in between getting sick.
While it would be nice to have Waters back at practice Friday, Haley said today that the veteran guard could play against the Ravens even if he sits out all week. Unlike Bowe who has been inconsistent and needs to be out on the field practicing to stay on the right track, Waters can take his time to make sure the bug has completely run its course.