Chiefs Wrap Up Practice Week – Nico Is Out

The Chiefs wrapped up their week of preparation for Sunday’s regular-season opener in Jacksonville and head coach Andy Reid was pleased with how his team handled the practices.

“Our guys have had a good week of practice; they worked their tails off,” Reid said Friday after the final full-practice of the week. “I know they’re looking forward to playing in a real regular-season game, so I think they are ready to go.”

All but rookie ILB Nico Johnson; he was declared out on the Chiefs official injury report to the NFL because of the high ankle sprain that he suffered on August 24th at Pittsburgh.

Reid said the rest of the players on the injury report with one exception took part in some part of Friday’s practice. That included RG Jon Asamoah who has been out since the Steelers pre-season game because of a calf injury. He’s listed as questionable. So are rookie TE Travis Kelce (knee) and S Husain Abdullah (foot).

DE Alan Bailey has missed the entire week of practice handling a personal issue, but Reid said he would meet the team in Jacksonville and could play against the Jaguars.

“I was important that he was with his family right now, but we’ll see him when we get down there and we’ll go from there,” Reid said. “We’ll see how that all works out.”

Listed as probable by the Chiefs were: ILB James-Michael Johnson (groin), S Quintin Demps (hamstring), RT Eric Fisher (shoulder), OL Donald Stephenson (shoulder), OLB Dezman Moses (toe) and CB Sean Smith (neck).

For the Jaguars, starting TE Marcedes Lewis was declared out of Sunday’s game because of a left calf strain that he suffered on August 17th. He’s not practice since then

The rest of the Jacksonville injury report:

Questionable – QB Blaine Gabbert (right thumb), RB Justin Forsett (toe), G Will Rackley (ankle).

Probable – DT Roy Miller (knee), DE Jeremy Mincy (allergic reaction), WR Stephen Burton (illness), CB Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring).

Jags head coach Gus Bradley said the status of his starting quarterback will likely not be decided until Sunday morning. Gabbert has been a limited participant in practice this week because of that fractured right thumb that he suffered on August 17th. If Gabbert can’t handle the snaps and throwing the ball, then Chad Henne will start.

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