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Chiefs Coach Not Ruling Branden Albert Out

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley indicated that despite LT Branden Albert missing today's practice, he could still play on Sunday.

"I’m still not ruling him out," Haley said (via Josh Looney at "He’s making huge strides, so he’s doing everything in his power. He’s walking and getting around doing things that he wasn’t able to do. Each day has been big jumps for him."

This is a little surprising because Haley has previously stated a policy of his (obviously not a firm policy) is that a player's gotta practice on Friday to have a chance to play on Sunday.  

Maybe he meant a player has to practice to have a chance to start because, judging by his comments, Albert could be active on Sunday and possibly play in some sort of depth or backup capacity.

"Even if he weren’t the starter, but he were there for depth purposes, I guess that would mean like that," Haley said. "Even if he’s not lining up first team, the fact that he’s there and filling in, if we thought that he could do that, it would be worthwhile."


It should be noted that Wade Smith took the majority of snaps.  An Arrowhead Pride reader, doriang03, saw Albert on Wednesday and noted that he was walking with a heavy limp.

Both Albert and S Jarrad Page will be listed as questionable on the team's injury report this afternoon though Page has been "much improved" according to the head coach.