From the Truman Sports Complex
It sounds like CB Brandon Flowers will play this Sunday when the Chiefs face the Bills in Buffalo.
The Chiefs reported Flowers as a full participant at Friday’s practice and afterwards he told reporters that he planned to play against the Bills. The questions now are how that foot will feel on Saturday and Sunday morning, and if OK, how much can Flowers play and how effective will he be after doing very little on that injured foot over the last six weeks.
“You have to temper it and know that conditioning will be a factor,” said head coach Romeo Crennel. “You might have to monitor his reps and some of that will depend on how the game goes. Probably asking him to play 100 plays is not the thing to do.”
Complicating matters with Flowers is his position and how much stress is placed on his feet in not just running, but sudden change of direction moves.
“At that position, your lower limbs are critical to your success at that position,” Crennel said. “When it’s not right, it makes it tougher for you to do your job.”
Crennel said FS Kendrick Lewis (shoulder), NT Anthony Toribio (ankle) and DE Allen Bailey (ankle) would remain limited in their participation in Friday’s practice. WR Devon Wylie (hamstring) was unlikely to practice. That all proved true once the team got on the practice field and all four have been ruled out of Sunday’s game.
Listed as questionable along with Flowers was CB Jalil Brown (groin) who was a full participant in Friday’s work.
For the Bills they officially declared both RB Fred Jackson and WR David Nelson out of Sunday’s game because of knee injuries.