The Kansas City Chiefs enter the bye week and as part of the new collective bargaining agreement teams are required to give players four consecutive days off, including Saturday.
So for the Chiefs that means they'll practice today and tomorrow before taking Thursday through Sunday off. They'll return on Monday to prepare for one of the best weeks of the year -- Raider week.
Chiefs insider Josh Looney reports several players will get time off during the bye week for rest. Among the players taking today off, Looney reports, are Jackie Battle, Le'Ron McClain, Leonard Pope, Steve Breaston, Keary Colbert, Ryan Lilja and Casey Wiegmann.
Battle and McClain are battling injuries that aren't believed to be serious.
This is one of the few practices all year that non-injured players will get time off. If you look at the opposing team's injury report from week to week, you'll often see veteran players miss practice for "non-injury related" reasons -- basically they're getting a day off to rest -- but the Chiefs rarely do that for their veterans.