Bye-Week Practice Report 10/27

From the Truman Sports Complex

The Chiefs ran through a 90-minute practice session on Tuesday afternoon, the first of three bye-week workouts on their schedule.

“Very productive day; this is a very important week for us,” said head coach Todd Haley. “I think these bye weeks are important, especially to teams like us.  This is an opportunity to do a little catchup offensively so to speak and to clean up some of the issues that have consistently given us problems.”

The Chiefs got what sounds like good news on the left knee injury suffered by C Rudy Niswanger. He underwent an arthroscopic procedure on Monday and the report was good. Haley said Niswanger would return this season and he  wouldn’t even rule him out for the Chiefs next game on Nov. 7 against Jacksonville.

FS Jon McGraw did not participate in practice, and Haley said only that he has a strained leg muscle. WR Lance  Long did not practice, as he deals with the after-effects of the head trauma he sustained on Sunday. And out of the work on Monday was NT Ron Edwards, who was ill.

Oh, and RB Larry Johnson was not with the team, told to stay home by the club until investigations of his comments from Sunday and Monday are concluded.

LT Branden Albert worked with the No. 1 offensive line and seemed to be moving around quite well on that left ankle.

Back on the field was WR Quinten Lawrence, added to the Chiefs practice squad after being released from the active roster over the weekend. Lawrence took the spot held by Long, who was promoted to the 53-man roster over the weekend.

The Chiefs announced no other roster moves.

14 Responses to “Bye-Week Practice Report 10/27”

  • October 27, 2009  - Mad Chief says:

    I’m glad to see Lawrence back. The kid has some potential…but needs a lot of work. I’m a little surprised he cleared waivers.

    I also like the way Long looked Sunday. Could be a good little receiver. Although I’m already tired of the Wes Welker comparisons. Long has a ways to go before he’s in Welker’s league.

    Good that Albert is back…and that Rudy’s knee doesn’t appear to be serious.

  • October 27, 2009  - Uncuffed says:

    Don’t be surprised that Q didn’t get picked up. He was a 6th round pick that couldn’t get PT with one of the shallowest group of WRs in the NFL (our #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6 WRs were all cut by other teams over the last 12 months).

    Also, an even more important factor is that other teams have young guys too that they are invested in and would be hard pressed to swap out.

  • October 27, 2009  - Mad Chief says:

    Well…I wasn’t shocked. Just a little surprised. Usually, someone is always interested in a guy with speed. Al Davis, maybe?

    Hopefully, with this second chance Lawrence will bust his ass…and do what it takes to get that playing time. You can’t get game experience if you can’t get into the game.

    I like the kid, though. I want to see him make it.

  • October 27, 2009  - jimbo says:

    Larry Johnson is on his way to Vegas.
    Todd Haley is golfing over the long weekend.
    Lance Long has been listening to tweety birds for two days.
    Ryan Succop is taking his girlfriend out to dinner.
    Matt Cassel just purchased the DVD “From here to Eternity”
    Me, I’m trying to figure out how I can be happy about not taking the Chiefs so seriously the rest of the year.
    How is the hope & change of 2009 working out for the rest of you?…
    I still love my Chiefs.

  • October 27, 2009  - Mad Chief says:


    LMAO! I like it.

    Me? I’m just going to try to focus on the positives from now on…although they’re few and far between. I’ve done enough pissing and moaning already to last the whole season. I’ve come to realize…it’s not helping much.

    Just like you, Jimbo, I still love my Chiefs. Always have. Always will.

  • October 27, 2009  - MenInRed says:

    Good one “Jimbo”, I too view the glass 1/2 full. At least Haley/Pioli do make moves with players trying to right ship so to speek, although a little slow in some areas they are trying.

    Oh, Thanks for the up-date on LJ Bob.

    Go Chiefs!!!

  • October 27, 2009  - Merwin in NY says:

    Thanks “Jimbo”, I was hoping to see big improvement last week which mads the loss all the more dishearting. I am sure most all the players feel the same way, I just hope they rebound and show improvement after the bye week. GO CHIEFS!

  • October 27, 2009  - Jim Lloyd+ says:

    Brad Cottan, is a hard hitter and hard to bring down . He used to play a lot of basketball and could possibly plow or weave his way thu linebacker’s .A few day’s with the RB coach , might give the team a 6 yard RB ?

  • October 27, 2009  - Russ says:

    some one seriously answer? Is Rin gone from this site– Been away for a while… Thank You, Russ

  • October 27, 2009  - Jim Lloyd+ says:

    No one would know about Rin . You can change your hard drive & mail , then yu new .
    Or maybe he got a job – new friend – lost line-on ? ?
    Tiss normal , to say the least .

  • October 28, 2009  - arrowhead1978 says:

    Well really I think they should give Cottam the job back, I haven’t seen anything from the TE’s that have been brought in that makes me think that they are better, just Herm’s player…

  • October 28, 2009  - Jim Lloyd+ says:

    Four TE’s , They are all huge , Give them the ball and let them block for themself’s .
    There isen’t a linebacker in the NFL that can’t stop any Chief’s RB with ONE hand .
    Someone that’s 6′ 8″ and weight’a 280lbs , that’s another story .

  • October 28, 2009  - jimbo says:

    I think old Rin Tin Tin had a litter of puppies & is on maternity leave. Just a guess…
    He’s been gone for several weeks now. Knock on wood it lasts forever.

  • October 28, 2009  - arrowhead1978 says:

    Jim, I dont believe that giving the TE the ball in the backfield would be a smart idea. For one the TE’s we have are not quick, they are big but wouldn’t be able to get out of the backfield before being hit, plus just because your big doesn’t mean you can’t be tackled, look at Brandon Jacobs..

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