From Arrowhead Stadium
The Chiefs put in their final full practice of the week on Friday morning on the playing surface at Arrowhead Stadium. Head coach Romeo Crennel decided to continue the tradition of taking the practice test where the real test would be held.
“It gives them an opportunity to get a feel,” said head coach Romeo Crennel. “I think going up there and letting them run around on the field that they’re going to play on is not a bad thing.”
All 61 players were on the field, but three did not practice and have been listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against Atlanta on the club’s injury-report to the league β NT Anthony Toribio (ankle), DE Allen Bailey (ankle) and FS Kendrick Lewis (shoulder). That makes three defensive starters out of the opener, as Toribio and Lewis join the suspended OLB Tamba Hali on the sidelines.
Now, the question is whether they’ll be joined by three other defensive starters β CB Brandon Flowers (foot), ILB Derrick Johnson (ankle), and ILB Jovan Belcher (groin). Along with CB Jalil Brown (groin) all of those players were limited participants on Friday and were listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Of those four, it appeared that Johnson had the best chance to play.
The Falcons had just two players on their injury report β CB Christopher Owens (hamstring) and RB Jason Snelling (calf). Both were full participants in practice the ast two days and are listed as probable.