The Kansas City Chiefs were without WR Dwayne Bowe all week long. Bowe has been out with the flu, according to Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who said Bowe was trying to stay hydrated with his illness. With Bowe not practicing on Friday that means he missed every day of practice this week.
Also not practicing on Friday was LB Tamba Hali, who missed Thursday's practice, too.
The GOOD news is that Andy Reid was confident that both players would be available to play. So maybe it's not time to be too worried about this but it's worth monitoring.
Obviously having both Bowe and Tamba is incredibly important. Bowe is the team's best receiver (well, maybe?) and this is a week where the Chiefs will need to score points against a very good Steelers offense. And speaking of that Steelers offense, they have a great receiver. When Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass, the Chiefs will need Tamba (and Justin Houston) to harass him.
One of the Chiefs flu victims who did practice was Jaye Howard. He had been out a couple of days with the flu but was spotted on Friday.
WR Dwayne Bowe (illness)
LB Tamba Hali (knee)
DL Jaye Howard (illness / shoulder)
TE Anthony Fasano (knee)
LB Joe Mays (knee)
RB Jamaal Charles (knee / ankle)
DE Allen Bailey (concussion)
G Zach Fulton (toe)
CB Phillip Gaines (concussion)
LB Josh Mauga (oblique)
CB Chris Owens (knee)
CB Sean Smith (groin)