Good news for Jamaal Charles coming out of Sunday's Chiefs-Raiders game. Charles was checked and cleared for a concussion during the game and Andy Reid reports that Charles came in on Monday and felt pretty good despite knee and ankle injuries, too.
They did some stuff with him after the game to keep the swelling down in his knee and ankle and he felt pretty good today," Reid said.
That's a good sign heading into the week as Charles had to miss a practice last week due to those knee and ankle injuries. He talked after the game about tweaking it in the Raiders game.
Meanwhile, defensive end Allen Bailey and cornerback Phillip Gaines continue to go through the concussion protocol. Reid said he hopes to hear more on them as soon as today. Bailey has been working through this for a few weeks. Concussions are obviously an unpredictable thing as different people will react differently to a concussion. Gaines suffered his concussion during practice last week so he's not even a full week through it.
The other two injury notes are Jaye Howard, who had a shoulder strain and Josh Mauga, who had an oblique strain.
The Chiefs have already lost some of their most important starters this season so they're hoping the worst is behind them on the injury front.