Chiefs Practice Update – 11/29

From the Truman Sports Complex

Four starters did not take part in the Chiefs practice on Thursday afternoon, leaving their status for Sunday’s game against Carolina in real doubt.

OLB Tamba Hali (knee), LT Branden Albert (back) and C Ryan Lilja (knee) did not practice. That’s the second straight day they were not part of the preparation for the Panthers. Hali was running on a nearby field and seemed to have no problems. Albert took part in a walkthrough segment with the offensive line, while Lilja spent his time in the rehab area.

FS Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) also did not practice on Thursday. WR Dexter McCluster (head) was a limited participant.

Crennel announced the addition of G Hayworth Hicks to the active roster, after the Chiefs claimed him on waivers from the New York Jets. Hicks was in town Thursday.

The Chiefs also made a couple of moves on their practice squad, releasing K Matt Szymanski and adding LB Quan Sturdivant to the squad. A 6th-round selection by Arizona in the 2011 NFL Draft, Sturdivant spent time on the Cardinals practice squad in the ’11 season and then was released at the end of the 2012 pre-season. He’s 6-1, 240 pounds and will be 24 years old in a few days.

In Charlotte, the Panthers injury report was:

DID NOT PRACTICE – LB Antwan Applewhite (hamstring), CB Captain Munnerlyn (hamstring), RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle).

FULL PRACTICE – QB Cam Newton (right wrist).

4 Responses to “Chiefs Practice Update – 11/29”

  • November 29, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Wow. You mean they confused, bewildered and startled us a few days ago when they picked up K Szymanski. Now he’s cut and they add a linebacker that, drafted late, was cut by the Cardinals?

    I don’t think I understand “practice” squad anymore.

    Good news for you, little Lenny Kryston. Four to six years from now when, one way or another, you’re done with school, I have a job for you.

    You can be in charge of the “nimrods” that are in charge of the “practice squad”. Advice: stock up on yellow stick-em notes and get plenty of sleep.

  • November 29, 2012  - txchief says:

    With nothing to gain from winning at this point, there is no reason to have injured players in the game. I hope that Lewis is able to recover from his shoulder problems. He has been a productive player, and replacing him will be difficult.

    Bob, I hope you will share some of your insight on possible draft scenarios for the Chiefs soon.

  • November 29, 2012  - el cid says:

    I expect to win this game sunday. Why, because this team only messes things up, they are not successful at anything they try.

    As for the moves, just do not understand much as to the “whys?”. I would suggest they take flyers on super fast CBs or WRs. Next year if Baldwin is the #1, we in trouble big time.

  • November 30, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    I echo everything that “txchief” wrote. This team reminds me of the walking wounded. Really troublesome as if we ever do get lucky enough to get a true franchise QB, how are we going to protect him????? Can’t keep the line healthy.

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