Practice Report/Update – 10/28

From the Truman Sports Complex

Last Sunday was an expensive day for Brandon Flowers and Tamba Hali – both Chiefs defenders were fined by the NFL for actions in the victory over the Raiders.

For his end zone celebration after scoring his pick-six touchdown, Flowers was penalized 15 yards and the league office fined him $10,000 for using the football as a prop. OLB Tamba Hali was fined $15,000 for hitting Oakland QB Carson Palmer below the knee on the pass rush. Two members of the Raiders also were fined: LB Aaron Curry ($10,000) and CB Stanford Routt ($7,500). They were penalized for actions the NFL considered over and above acceptable action.

The Chiefs enjoyed another glorious day of autumn weather on Friday as they put in their second on-field practice of the week in preparation to face the San Diego Chargers.

Missing from the practice field were RB Dexter McCluster. Head coach Todd Haley said McCluster was absent because of personal business and he expecte him to return soon. It’s not injury related. Practice squad CB Quinten Lawrence was also missing from the practice field.

FS Kendrick Lewis was listed as a limited participant on Thursday due to an ankle injury suffered in Oakland last Sunday. On Friday, Lewis appeared to be moving around without problems, but he was again listed as limited

DE Glenn Dorsey appeared a bit hobbled although he’s not turned up on the injury report. After training camp, pre-season and six games, it’s not hard for a defensive lineman to be hobbled.

During the early part of practice the coaches had both the offensive and defensive players working on recovering fumbles. One look at the stats sheet might tell you why – opponents have fumbled seven times in six games, but the Chiefs have yet to recover the ball even once. They are the only team in the league that has not recovered an opponent’s fumble.

From San Diego, the Chargers released their injury/practice report and on Friday, there were 11 names listed in this manner:

Did Not Practice: DE Luis Castillo (broken leg), G Kris Dielman (concussion), LB Shaun Phillips (foot), RB Michael Tolbert (hamstring/hand) and TE Antonio Gates (foot).

Limitied Participation: WR Malcom Floyd (hip), FB Jacob Hester (foot), S Darrell Stuckey (groin).

Full Participation: OT Marcus McNeill (neck), OL Scott Mruczkowski (neck), RB Ryan Mathews (thumb).

118 Responses to “Practice Report/Update – 10/28”

  • October 28, 2011  - ED J says:

    Good research Bob didnt know that about the fumbles glad Haley is getting guys prepared for that

  • October 28, 2011  - Michael says:

    What are the chances that Tolbert and Gates don’t play. I’ll bet not much.

  • October 29, 2011  - RW says:

    This no celebration rule is becoming a new lifeform for the NFL bureauocracy. I for one used to enjoy the various antics following a TD. Hell, I even liked the taunting that went on at one time but that time was a long time ago, long before the PC police descended on our society in any number of ways.

    Fining Brandon Flowers $10K for his celebration is beyond the realm of common sense. If the NFL keeps sanitizing the game at its current pace, I dread to think of the type game we’ll be seeing 5-10 years from now. Memo to Goodell: Lighten up, let the guys play the game the way they’ve been taught all their lives and let ‘em have fun doing it.

  • October 29, 2011  - Chuck says:

    Looks like the “injury bug” has also bitten the Chargers pretty bad just like it bit us earlier in the season.

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