Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid will speak to the media shortly before noon today and we're hoping to get an update on a few of the Chiefs injuries. Reid doesn't usually give us much but we can speculate where some players are based on whether or not they practice.
Here are the Chiefs notable injuries:
LB Justin Houston (knee): He's the big one. It's reported to be a PCL sprain and some have speculated that a 1-4 week injury, although the Chiefs haven't given us any indication either way. Frank Zombo replaced him last week while the Chiefs also have Dezman Moses.
LB Dee Ford (back): He injured his back in pregame warmups a couple weeks ago. His status becomes more important with Houston's injury. The Chiefs survived last week without him and Houston but this would be a great opportunity for Ford to get a lot of reps.
LG Jeff Allen (ankle): He came back into the game after tweaking his ankle because the Chiefs needed him due to other injuries. I think that means we're optimistic about his return this week. If he can't play and Mitch Morse is out, the Chiefs might need to bring up another guard from the practice squad.
C Mitch Morse (concussion): The Chiefs were cautious with Jeremy Maclin's concussion so I suspect they will do the same with Morse. Zach Fulton replaced him and likely would on Sunday if he can't go.
RB Charcandrick West (hamstring): He missed last week but was replaced by Spencer Ware. Because of the job Ware has done since West has been out, I remain confident in the Chiefs running game.
LG Ben Grubbs (neck): He has been out for a few weeks now so there's no indication if he's getting close. That the Chiefs haven't placed him on IR suggests they believe he has a shot to come back this season.
DE Allen Bailey (calf): He has been out a few weeks as well. The Chiefs have depth there with Mike DeVito and Jaye Howard so they can handle his absence but it's certainly not ideal.
WR De'Anthony Thomas (concussion): He missed last week. The Chiefs can get by without him but they have a few packages for him that would be nice to have.