It looks like for the first time all season, the Kansas City Chiefs could have every player on their roster available at kickoff. Though their final injury report includes 13 players, all but one of them was listed as probable Friday.
That means when head coach Andy Reid puts together his list of eight inactive players Sunday for the Chiefs game against the Houston Texans, they might all be healthy scratches.
Of the 12 players expected to play, the biggest surprise may be TE Anthony Fasano, out of action since injuring his ankle against the Dallas Cowboys Week 2. The veteran has been not only dealing with an ankle injury, but also knee problems that sound like they’ll be sticking around. Clearly he is poised to play through the pain so QB Alex Smith can get an important player back on the field.
Another surprise on the final injury report is CB Brandon Flowers. Two bad knees prevented him from playing last week or practicing as the Chiefs started to prepare for the Texans. He’s improved enough throughout the week that he was able to practice on a limited basis and is now expected to play.
The one player that may be held out Sunday because of injury is S Kendrick Lewis, who was listed as questionable on the final injury report. Lewis was held out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but participated on a limited basis Friday.
Things were nearly just as positive for the Houston Texans as practice wrapped up for the week. They knew early in the week starting QB Matt Schaub would be unavailable, but star RB Arian Foster is probably despite missing practice time.
Of the 17 players on the Texans final injury report, 15 are probable and should be good to go for Houston.