Wednesday 12/29 Practice Report-Bowe Player of Week

From the Truman Sports Complex

It’s been a big two days for WR Dwayne Bowe. On Tuesday evening he found out he was named to the AFC team for the Pro Bowl. On Wednesday morning the league let the Chiefs know that Bowe was the AFC’s offensive player of the week.

Bowe’s performance against the Titans earned him the honor, as he caught 153 yards worth of passes, including a 75-yard touchdown play that was the longest catch of his four-year career. He becomes the first Kansas City wide receiver to receive the player of the week honor since J.J. Birden got it in the final week of the 1991 season. Joining Bowe and Birden among Chiefs receivers who have gotten the award are Henry Marshall (1984) and Stephone Paige (1985).

The Chiefs enjoy nearly balmy 43 degrees as they practiced Wednesday, beginning their preparation week for Sunday’s regular season finale against Oakland.

“We had a good day’s work,” said head coach Todd Haley. “It was a good football day today. We’ve got to use all the time allotted to stay focused and get to the goal at hand.”

That goal is to beat Oakland; Haley didn’t hesitate to say again that he planned to play the game just like the 15 previous games this season.

“The stage we’re in for this team, we are still in the developing, foundation laying period,” Haley said. “There are some teams that can think like that. We are not one of those teams. We have so much work still to be done and we’ve got little time to do it. Each and every day is important for us to continue to make progress across the board. There’s no position spot where I can say, ‘we are good here.’ We have to keep working and getting better. The guys understand that.

“This is a very critical game for us, no matter how you slice it.”

At least through the first part of the workout that’s open to the media, there was only one player not taking part in the session – DB Donald Washington. He’s been out since the St. Louis game with a left ankle/foot injury. Washington was in the rehab area riding the stationary bike.

That gave Haley 59 players to practice with, since the Chiefs have not filled their open spot on the eight-man practice squad. That vacancy came when WR Quinten Lawrence was promoted to the active roster before last Sunday’s game with Tennessee.  The man he replaced, CB Mike Richardson was claimed off the waiver wire by the Indianapolis Colts.

Out in Oakland, here’s the injury/practice report for Wednesday:

  • Out – RB Darren McFadden (toe), DT Richard Seymour (hamstring), OT Langston Walker (concussion).
  • Limited – WR Johnnie Lee Higgins (ankle), CB Chris Johnson (groin), WR Nick Miller (ankle), S Michael Mitchell (shoulder).
  • Full – CB Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle), OT Mario Henderson (ankle), TE Zach Miller (foot).

2 Responses to “Wednesday 12/29 Practice Report-Bowe Player of Week”

  • December 29, 2010  - gorillafan says:

    Mcfadden n seymour out? Sweet!!!

  • December 29, 2010  - Zac says:

    just means they were out for practice, not the whole game…but i suppose that can’t hurt us

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