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Albert Officially Questionable, Three Other Chiefs Probable

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And our first "official" diagnosis of Branden Albert for the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday matchup with the San Diego Chargers: Questionable.

Per the NFL injury report, this means he has a 50/50 chance of playing. 

He did practice today for the first time this week, and has been out of the walking boot all week, but he was not with the first or second team.  Multiple outlets have speculated that his outlook for Sunday is not good.

"Getting better every day," head coach Todd Haley said in comments nearly identical to what he says about Albert everyday. "It’s probably going to go down to the wire with him. He’ll be listed as questionable."

The Chiefs will have to announce their inactives about 90 minutes prior to Sunday's game so that's when the next set of information will come out on Albert.  He did practice today, so he's passed Haley's "gotta practice to play" test.

The coach also indicated that Albert could be active and not start.

Haley said Ryan O'Callaghan looks to be healed from a shoulder problem that landed him on the Thursday injury report. 

Brian Waters, Jarrad Page and O'Callaghan were all listed as probably which means it's a virtual certainty they'll play.

If Albert can't go, expect Wade Smith to step in at left tackle. 

One thing to think about, though.  The Chiefs have a bye next week so Haley and Co. may be inclined to let Albert sit this game, and have next week off in order to prevent this ankle problem from lingering all season.  I'm not privy to any details on Albert's medical situation but that may be the right move in order to protect him for the long run.