Chiefs Practice Update – 9/27

From the Truman Sports Complex

The Chiefs hoped to have more answers to questions about the availability of their injured players after Thursday afternoon’s practice.

Turns out, they just added two more names – starters no less – to the list. During the early part of Thursday’s session, DE Glenn Dorsey went down with what the Chiefs are calling a calf injury. Dorsey had to have help coming off the practice field from a trainer and it appeared the injury as around his ankle. If it’s the calf, that could be an Achilles tendon and that’s not a good deal.

Another new addition to the injury report was WR Dwayne Bowe who has a bruised thigh. Bowe practiced on Wednesday, but complained after practice of pain in the leg, so he was limited in participation on Thursday with what the Chiefs called a groin problem.

TE Kevin Boss (head) and RB Peyton Hillis (ankle) did not participate in the practice.

There were eight other players on the injury/practice report. TE Jake O’Connell (knee) was a full participant in practice. The rest were listed as limited along with Bowe: C Ryan Lilja (back), FS Kendrick Lewis (shoulder), WR Dexter McCluster (elbow), WR Devon Wylie (hamstring), NT Anthony Toribio (ankle), and WR Steve Breaston (knee).

McCluster was wearing a much bigger brace on his left elbow. It was heavily padded and in position drills, he was having trouble holding on to the ball. After practice, McCluster said he had no problem catching passes arriving at different positions on his body.

For the Chargers, they l,isted CB Shareece Wright (foot) as not practicing. Limited participation included a couple of former Chiefs – OT Jared Gaither (back) and LB Demorrio Williams (hamstring). CB Quentin Jammer (hand) did not practice on Wednesday, but was a full participant on Thursday. So was OLB Antwan Barnes (knee).

6 Responses to “Chiefs Practice Update – 9/27”

  • September 27, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    The way they are dropping like flys after only 3 games played we have little chance of making the playoffs. Like one reader stated recently, slim and none and none seems to be driving. Truly a real shame when you think of how we were all excited about our prospects at the beginning of the season. Yes, I know injuries happen but this is more than just a few injuries.

  • September 27, 2012  - Niblick says:

    Chuck-I can’t recall who once said the the two great equalizers in football are weather and injuries. Like you said a rash of injuries can doom yoyour season. Hopefully most of these are not serious injuries and they won’t miss much time.

  • September 27, 2012  - el cid says:

    Injuries happen and will probably be worse this year with the new CBA. It is the new NFL, players have a role in being physically ready to play and way to many have depended on their team coaches to get them ready. The new CBA restricts teams ability to force players to be “game ready”.

  • September 27, 2012  - Bryon Day says:

    This is why winning teams spend 90+% of their salary cap, not 80% like the Cheaps. If they could stay healthy, I’d like the Chiefs to win perhaps most of their games. But that’s a pipe dream in the NFL. The bottom half of the roster must be quality. For example, we are now already in a position where one more OL injury will force us to throw Stephenson or a street free agent into the fray. Now, while I’m fine with Allen stepping in, Stephenson is not ready. We should have more depth on the OL, and this was easy to see from the beginning of training camp. The Chiefs likely will lose Sunday secondary to all these injuries and a lack of quality depth. That’s the fault of Hunt and Pioli. It’s that simple. By spending an extra $15 million +/- to upgrade position groups with 8-10 better quality players than we have within the bottom half of the roster, we’d be better positioned to win games like Sunday’s and stay in contention. I hope I’m wrong, but with the injuries we have and the way we’re constructed, I don’t see us beating the Bolts even at home.

  • September 27, 2012  - kcarrowhead says:

    I think it really depends on which Chiefs team shows up on Sunday-the one that played the first two games, or the one that played at New Orleans. If they can run the ball well, set up play action and stay away from turnovers, the offense will be fine. Stop the run and get the Chargeers in 3rd and longs, maybe get a couple turnovers, and the D will be fine. Add some solid play on special teams, and the Chiefs win. It’s really not that complicated.

    The Chiefs probably could do with better depth on the OL and at CB, but I think every team has a position or two where they’d like better depth. Reeves and Brown were two main factors in the first two losses. They miscalculated on both of them: Neither was ready to start at CB. Reeves will need a lot more work after two years away from the game. Not sure he’ll get another shot next year, though. Brown may develop into a good 2nd or 3rd corner, but I still think he’d be better at safety. They flat out rolled the dice on the OL depth. Allen should be fine. Stephenson might hold his own by mid-season. Hochstein and Mattison should be ok to fill in here and there, but they would be very big question marks for a lot of playing time.

  • September 27, 2012  - el cid says:

    Bryon, got to say I used to say the Chiefs/Hunt were cheap. But another site went into extreme detail to show that they were not. Of course, stats and accountants can say anything and make it sound positive.

    I would say they are frugal to the extreme in concept not actual dollars. They are all about “good enough”. I am not patiently waiting for the Chiefs to dominant, move up to the upper levels of the NFL. 3rd place is not good enough for me.

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