You take one step forward and then take two back....
As of yesterday, it appeared Chiefs RB Dantrell Savage would be available to play on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. The question then was whether RB Kolby Smith, who was downgraded to a non-participant in practice, would be available to play.
As it turns out, both players could miss Sunday's game. Here's the situation, via Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com.
RB Kolby Smith not at practice
Uh-oh..a Chiefs player suffering an injury that's unaccounted for at practice has generally meant a trip to IR. I haven't heard anything about that though.
Yesterday Chiefs coach Todd Haley said of Smith, "Yeah, we’ll know a little bit more [tomorrow]. We’ll list him as [did not practice today] but we’ll have to see what’s up."
It's possible Smith was getting medical tests done during practice. Or he's going to IR. Or he'll play Sunday. The point is we don't now "what's up" yet.
RB Dantrell Savage downgraded
Yesterday, Savage was listed as a limited participant and via multiple folks we heard he was running pretty well.
Today? The rehab zone. We're not sure what this means for Savage's status on Sunday but practicing on Friday is a big part of Haley's determination on who is active and who isn't.
For those of you wanting Jamaal Charles to carry an even heavier load, you may get your wish.