The Kansas City Chiefs put their week off to good use. While most of the talk around the team was surrounding the change at quarterback, lost in the shuffle was the improved health of the Chiefs.
Two weeks ago Romeo Crennel submitted an injury report with 10 players listed. On Tuesday he was able to cut that number to just five and even more important, all were able to participate in practice.
Four of the five players listed were not able to practice before the game vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including DE Glenn Dorsey and RB Peyton Hillis. Those two were missed by the Chiefs with Dorsey leaving Crennel’s defense short on depth along the defensive line and Hillis’ absence leaving Jamaal Charles as the only reliable option in the backfield.
QB Matt Cassel and WR Devon Wylie were both full participants, though neither will have an impact at Arrowhead Sunday when the Oakland Raiders come calling. Cassel has been benched in favor of Brady Quinn and Wylie would be buried on the depth chart even if he was able to stay healthy.
Unlike the Chiefs, Oakland opens up the week with a lengthy injury report. The Raiders listed 19 players after Wednesday’s practice, the second longest injury report in the NFL. Only two of those players were unable to practice, though 11 were limited.
Did Not Participate