From the Truman Sports Complex
All 61 available bodies took part in Friday’s final practice of the week in preparation for Sunday’s game against Indianapolis at Arrowhead Stadium.
And, they all practiced inside, out of the cold and windy conditions of late Friday morning at their facility. It was the third consecutive day that Andy Reid had his team working inside, not outside in weather conditions that figure to be closer to what they’ll face Sunday afternoon.
“The field out there is frozen and it didn’t thaw with the warmer weather,” Reid said of the team’s outdoor fields. “I’m really not big on that either way. I spent a few years up in Green Bay and heck if it got below 50 degrees we were inside.
“I didn’t it a little different at Philly. We won some games, so I don’t worry too much about all of that.”
The National Weather Service forecast for Sunday: A chance of light snow before noon; mostly cloudy, with a high near 26 degrees. Northwest wind at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
All this will come after Saturday night snow could bring as much as five to nine inches of snow to the Kansas City area.
In Friday’s practice, WR Dexter McCluster (ankle infection) did everything on offense and special teams. LT Branden Albert (knee) did not do all the work with the No. 1 offense, as Donald Stephenson stayed in that spot. OLB Justin Houston practiced all week as did Albert.
“It’ll be a stretch for them to make it,” said Reid. “Both practiced this whole week and we’ll just see.”
Everybody else on the Chiefs injury report practiced and did everything they were scheduled to do.
Both the Chiefs and Colts will release their official injury reports late Friday afternoon.