"We’ve been giving reps to a couple of different guys that have nose (tackle) possibilities. I think any number of guys: Glenn Dorsey could play in there if need be, Wallace Gilberry’s got some reps, so we’ve got a plan if something were to happen significant."
Dorsey and Gilberry are defensive ends in the Chiefs 3-4.
Dorsey is listed at 6'1", 297 pounds while Gilberry is a slim (?) 6'2", 268 pounds. Not exactly the 6'3", 330 pound nose tackles we see across the league.
We talked a little bit about Kenny Smith yesterday but Haley did acknowledge that he or possibly a practice squad player (Marlon Favorite) could be seeing some time pretty quickly. Haley also said he's encouraged by what he's seen from Smith in just a couple of days but qualified that statement with IF he can stay healthy, which has been a major concern for him over the last six years.
It's hard for me to see Smith playing this weekend but, then again, that wouldn't be the first time I was wrong. If Smith isn't a contributor this weekend, then look for Dorsey and/or Gilberry to possibly fill that role.
(H/T stagdsp for the link!)