Andy Reid on Kansas City Chiefs o-line changes, Branden Albert's injury and more

Jamie Squire

A handful of notes from Andy Reid's Monday press conference after the KC Chiefs lost to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, 35-28.

The Kansas City Chiefs made an interesting move on Sunday for the Denver Broncos game. OT Eric Fisher and G Jon Asamoah were on the injury report as questionable. Both were active for the game. But neither of them started. OT Donald Stephenson started in place of Fisher and G Geoff Schwartz started in place of Asamoah.

So was this a decision based on the injuries to Fisher and Asamoah? Or that Stephenson and Schwartz, who started last week against San Diego, were simply better?

"It's a combination of both," Andy Reid said at his Monday press conference. "[Stephenson and Schwartz] did a nice job against San Diego. The other part was I didn't think the [injured] guys were able to practice as much earlier in the week as they needed to. Along with [Stephenson and Schwartz] playing well, it was a combination."

The offensive line has been an issue at times this season and folks have wanted better play. Maybe this is the Chiefs answer to that. We'll see how long it sticks, starting with Sunday in Washington.

Branden Albert is day-to-day

Whew. This is BIG news for the Chiefs. Albert is the oldest and best offensive lineman. He hurt his knee in Sunday's game and was carted off.  Like everyone else, I immediately thought of the worst. Luckily for the Chiefs, it doesn't appear to be a serious injury with Reid calling it a hyper-extended knee.

Previously: Albert's injury not serious?

Anthony Fasano has a concussion

He exited the game with a concussion. Reid said he also had a knee sprain. I don't have a lot of experience seeing people who just had a concussion but Fasano seemed fine when walking out of the Chiefs locker room after the game. He will now go through the NFL's concussion protocol.

Justin Houston still out

He's "making progress" with his subluxed elbow.

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