Chiefs Practice Update – 11/23

From the Truman Sports Complex

First the good news – Ryan Lilja was back practicing with the Chiefs on Friday afternoon, working at center because Jon Asamoah was back in his normal spot at right guards.

Now the bad news – LT Branden Albert spent the practice riding a stationary bike in the rehab area and it appears highly doubtful at this time that he’s going to be ready to play in Sunday’s game against Denver. With the sack pressure that comes from Von Miller (13 sacks) and Elvis Dumervil (8 sacks) of the Broncos, that’s going to create quite a match-up for rookie Donald Stephenson and potential problems for QB Brady Quinn.

Albert was the only member of the 53-man roster that did not take part in practice. Tight ends Steve Maneri (ankle) and Tony Moeaki (shoulder), along with wide receivers Dwayne Bowe (neck/shoulder) and Jon Baldwin (neck/head) all were practicing on Friday and head coach Romeo Crennel sounded confident that they will be available on Sunday.

Out in Denver, CB Tracy Porter has been cleared for game action by Broncos doctors after missing the last five games with an unnamed illness. During a pre-season game back in August, Porter suffered a seizure. After he was cleared to return to the team, he was about to get on a team charter flight to San Diego when he began experiencing the same symptoms he had before the seizure – dizziness, fever and light-headed. While he did not have a seizure at that point, and hasn’t had one since, team doctors decided to keep him off the field.

Now that he’s been cleared, there’s no guarantee that Porter will be active for Sunday’s game; coaches may want to give him more practice time to get back up to speed.


DOUBTFUL: Branden Albert (back).

QUESTIONABLE: G Jon Asamoah (thumb), C/G Ryan Lilja (knee).

PROBABLE: WR Jon Baldwin (head neck), WR Dwayne Bowe (neck/shoulder), TE Steve Maneri (ankle), TE Tony Moeaki (shoulder).


QUESTIONABLE: CB Omar Bolden (concussion),

PROBABLE: DE Robert Ayers (groin), TE Virgil Green (hamstring), RB Ronnie Hillman (hamstring), G Chris Kuper (ankle), RB Knowshon Moreno (groin), CB Tracy Porter (illness), WR Demaryius Thomas (knee), DE Derek Wolfe (quadriceps).

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