A day after the Chiefs 31-13 victory over the Raiders, running back Jamaal Charles was in the team’s facility and going through his normal after-game workout.
Charles had only 39 of the Chiefs 67 offensive snaps against Oakland, specifically due to the knee and ankle injuries he carried into the game. Andy Reid said Monday the team’s trainers were able to do treatments after the game and then overnight at Charles’ home that kept the swelling down in his knee and ankle.
“He felt pretty good today,” said Reid.
The Chiefs head coach talked of several other bumps and bruises out of the Raiders game:
Defensive end Allen Bailey missed his second consecutive game due to the concussion he suffered in the November 30th game against Denver. On Monday, Bailey was still trying to pass the NFL concussion protocol tests.
Same with cornerback Phillip Gaines, who did not play in Sunday’s game against the Raiders as he also continues to go through the NFL concussion protocols. Gaines suffered the injury in a December 7th game against Arizona.
Inside linebacker Josh Mauga suffered a strained oblique muscle (stomach) during Sunday’s game and missed the last dozen snaps for the Chiefs defense. Reid indicated his status for the Pittsburgh game won’t be known for several days.
Outside linebacker Tamba Hali was off the field for about 20 plays in Sunday’s game due to a knee injury that’s bothered him all season. Frank Zombo and Dee Ford worked into the defense on early downs, but when it was a passing situation, Hali came back on the field. “He had some swelling in the knee last week, but it’s not in there right now, which is a plus,” said Reid.