The Kansas City Chiefs got some good news and bad news when it comes to the injury report this week.
BJ Kissel, Terez Paylor, Herbie Teope and Adam Teicher are tweeting from Andy Reid's press conference where the Chiefs coach revealed:
Justin Houston has a hyper-extended knee and is day-to-day. Read what Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said on him here. We don't know yet if playing this week is a possibility (it hasn't been ruled out) but Reid says he has made "big improvements" in the past couple days.
RB Charcandrick West, LT Eric Fisher, DE Allen Bailey and LB Dee Ford WILL PRACTICE.
Ford can play if Justin Houston can't go and it's great to see Bailey practicing again after missing time with a calf injury. The biggest news here I think - even more so than West practicing - is that Fisher is practicing. It would be a big help if he can play on Sunday.
If West can return, the split with Spencer Ware will be interesting.
I should mention that some of these players could be limited in practice so that they're practicing isn't necessarily a sign that they're going to play on Sunday.
LG Jeff Allen, C Mitch Morse and WR De'Anthony Thomas will NOT PRACTICE.
The Chiefs elevated a center from the practice squad so I'm not sure what that says about Morse. Allen returned to the game after his injury last week so we were optimistic he could come back this week.
Also, a few other big news items:
- Ben Grubbs has been placed on IR because he'll need at least a month to recover from his neck injury, according to Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder.
- Eric Berry has a pre-planned visit with a cancer specialist so he missed practice. It's nothing out of the ordinary.
- The Chiefs put C Daniel Munyer onto the active roster from the practice squad because he can play center.