Who's going to play on Sunday?
The Kansas City Chiefs will release their final injury report for the Cleveland Browns game sometime later today but we have a decent idea of which players should be available.
Here's how the injury report is looking after Romeo Crennel updated things at his Friday morning press conference:
No practice: Abe Elam
Don't expect him to play. He hasn't practiced at all this week, a pretty good bet he will not play. Now I wonder if the Chiefs will elevate someone from the practice squad, perhaps Jose Gumbs, who they signed this week.
"See what he can do": Derrick Johnson, Brandon Flowers
Crenenl wouldn't commit to these two practicing on Friday but he's leaving the door wide open for them to still play on Sunday. Asked about those two, Crennel said: "If they feel like they can play then I will give them an opportunity to."
So I'm thinking they'll probably play. We'll see on Sunday though.
Limited practice: Ryan Lilja, Eric Berry, Kendrick Lewis, Branden Albert, and Tamba Hali
Crennel talks about trusting his players when it comes to injuries. There are some guys that can miss a week of practice and still play on Sunday because Crennel trusts their assessment of their own injury. Ryan Lilja is one of those guys. He hasn't practiced this week but could still play on Sunday.
Berry left on Thursday with an illness yet has a hand injury. Assuming he'll play.
Lewis has been limited all week. Your guess is as good as mine on him.
Hali was on the injury report last week yet still played. Probably a similar situation this week.
Albert is a big question. He's missed two straight weeks and was healthy enough to dress last weekend. Gotta think he's coming back this weekend.
Crennel did not mention Jeff Allen, the ninth member of the injury report this week. He practiced in full on Thursday so I suspect he'll be good to go.