Thursday 10/28 Practice Report-Update

From the Truman Sports Complex

Earlier this week, there were indications in a Kansas City Star story that Chris Chambers felt like he suddenly was in a situation with the Chiefs similar to what happened to him in San Diego last year that eventually led to his release.

On Thursday, Chambers said that’s not the case.

“That was a mix up; I didn’t actually say it felt like San Diego,” Chambers said. “This is an entirely different team. I haven’t had a chance to get going this year. I’ve missed like three games because of some injuries. It was similar in less opportunities when I was in and out of the lineup (in San Diego.) That’s what I was referring too.”

Chambers suffered a dislocated ring finger on his left hand while blocking against the Colts. Since then, he finished out the game in Indianapolis and he’s been inactive the last two games. Chambers expected to play last week against Jacksonville and was surprised when he was told he would not play.

“It was about getting some guys up to contribute because we were short in some areas, and being a good teammate and wanting to see us win,” Chambers said. “I pretty much took a back seat in the last game.”

He’s currently wearing a brace on the ring finger that also includes the middle finger. That’s certainly not the best of situations for a player using his hands like a receiver, but Chambers said he’s worked the last two weeks at dealing with it and still catching the ball.

“I’m getting used to it,” said Chambers. “Hopefully we can adjust it and get into something a little bit smaller and make it easier. I’m not going to use that as an excuse.”

This season, Chambers has caught just seven passes for 71 yards and no touchdowns. That’s quite a step down from the immediate impact he had on the Chiefs offense when he joined the team at mid-season last year. He did enough to have the team sign him to a three-year, $12 million contract with nearly $6 million in guaranteed money.

His influence wasn’t obvious before the injury, and it’s been less so since.

“There have been criticisms, controversies what you want to call it through my whole career,” Chambers said. “I know how to handle it. I know how to rebound and I know how to come back from it. I’m just looking forward to having those opportunities again. When my chance comes and the window opens, I just have to take advantage of it.”

That opportunity appears to be coming this weekend because of the injury to WR/RB Dexter McCluster. Both McCluster and RG RG Ryan Lilja were on the field but watched more than worked as the Chiefs went through their Thursday practice session.

McCluster with an ankle and Lilja with a hand were both listed as limited participants in Thursday and Wednesday practice sessions. McCluster obviously has a problem because when the players broke from their stretching session and ran to their spots on the practice fields, the rookie was walking.

Everyone else appeared to be full participants in the second workout in preparation for Sunday’s game against Buffalo. In their post-practice league report the Chiefs had S Reshard Langford and his lower left leg injury as a limited participant.

For the Bills, OT Cornell Green sat out his second straight practice with a knee injury. Listed as limited in practice were CB Terrence McGee (back), LB Keith Ellison (knee) and FS Jarius Byrd (thigh). Starting LT Demitrius Bell (knee) did not practice on Wednesday but was a full participant on Thursday.


2 Responses to “Thursday 10/28 Practice Report-Update”

  • October 28, 2010  - Edward says:

    Yea I thought they would keep him around since Dex is hurt. Chambers better show up Sunday. Don’t take the money then shut it down. Teams will eventually stop giving u a chance dude.


  • October 29, 2010  - JB says:

    Guarantee=lazy




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