Friday Night 9/10 Practice Update – Where’s Dex?

From the Truman Sports Complex

It seemed like a good idea at the time – take the Chiefs inside Arrowhead Stadium for practice Friday night so they could work under the lights like they will in their season  opener on Monday night against San Diego.

But Mother Nature got involved. Just as the Chiefs were getting ready to start practice, the skies were a glow with lighning as the sounds of thunder rattled off the empty Arrowhead seats. Head coach Todd Haley called a time out and it was back to the indoor facility to get in their practice.

One guy missing during the media window to Friday’s night’s session was WR/RB Dexter McCluster. He was nowhere to be seen on the field. The Chiefs practice participation report said that he did not practice because of illness. Also not practicing was OLB Cameron Sheffield because of his neck injury. Listed as limited participants were RT Ryan O’Callaghan and OLB Tamba Hali.

It’s a foot problem for Hali, which may be tied to the injury that kept him out of the pre-season finale against Green Bay. During the media window, O’Callaghan was doing laps around the indoor field and then was working on the statitionary bike. He’s dealing with a groin injury.

Out in San Diego, OLB Shawne Merriman (Achilles) and QB Billy Volek (knee) were listed as limited participants in the Chargers practice on Friday.

The Chiefs are scheduled to work inside the stadium on Saturday night as well, if Mother Nature cooperates.

4 Responses to “Friday Night 9/10 Practice Update – Where’s Dex?”

  • September 11, 2010  - Johannes says:

    If Tamba is not ready to go on monday, then we’re humped!

  • September 11, 2010  - Brandon says:

    I’m guessing flu or a cold for DMX.

    I agree that we need Tamba on the field Monday Night.

  • September 11, 2010  - el cid says:

    Actually, there is not a huge drop off from Hali to his backup. Crennel will make up the loss with timely blitzes….. of course, you usually live or die with the blitz.

  • September 11, 2010  - Michael says:

    Well, Sheffield is listed as Hali’s backup, and while Sheffield has looked good it’s not known if he will even suit up. And, he’s a rookie. They could move D.Williams over there, and I do think he would do well with linebackers lined up:

    Williams, DJ, Belcher, Vrable-Studebaker

    But of course, I would much rather see Hali going up against SD’s inexperienced LT now.

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