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Arrowheadlines: Alex Smith's reasons to be conflicted, Derrick Johnson pops up on injury report

Alex Smith has reasons to be conflicted about not playing on Sunday | ESPN

"It was a very different situation [with the 49ers]," Smith said. "When I went through that, my eyes were a big deal in that, as far as my vision. There were things there, things that were going on that obviously triggered that. You get put in [concussion] protocol. "I don’t have any symptoms [now]. I haven’t had any of those issues. ... I’m a football player. I feel good."

Travis Kelce's mani/pedi highlights latest 'Catching Kelce' episode | ESPN

"I don’t even know what’s going on right now,’’ Kelce said as he was getting his toenails done. But Kelce did decline an offer to get those nails painted red. Later, Kelce tells his brother Jason, who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, about the mani/pedi. Jason looks at his brother as if he suddenly doesn’t know him. "I’m not proud of it,’’ Travis says.

Wednesday injury report: week 9 | Chiefs Digest

The only new addition to the afternoon injury previously undisclosed is Derrick Johnson, listed as limited in practice with a hamstring injury.

Jaguars Notebook: Nick Foles, not Alex Smith, will start for Kansas City Sunday |

"We have an idea of what he can do," Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Wash said. "And we know Andy Reid. He’s going to run his offense. He’s going to attack us how we think we’re going to get attacked and it’s going to be our fundamentals vs. Andy’s fundamentals."

Chiefs vs. Jaguars: 10 Stats to Know |

The Chiefs are currently one of only five teams in the NFL who haven’t lost a game at home this season, but the home winning streak for the Chiefs goes back much further than that. The last time the Chiefs lost a game at Arrowhead Stadium was Week 5 of last season, which came on Sunday, October 11, 2015.

Latest NFL Power Rankings Show Growing Respect for Chiefs |

The experts around the league are really starting to believe in the Kansas City Chiefs, who made another substantial jump in the latest power rankings after their 30-14 victory over the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday. After moving up two spots to No. 9 last week after their 27-21 win over the New Orleans Saints, the Chiefs climbed even higher after their impressive road win over the Colts.

Jamaal Charles has surgery for knee problem discovered after Oakland game | The KC Star

Teams are allowed to bring one player back from injured reserve per season, a provision the Chiefs have not used yet. But with Charles undergoing a second surgery, it's unclear whether that will prove to be an option.

Later than ideal, Chiefs make important statement on head injuries via Alex Smith | The KC Star

"I just think that it's important that we just step back here an inch and just take a peek and see how he does this week," coach Andy Reid said, later adding, "Whatever happened, happened. ... Let's just not let it happen again."

Video: After Sunday's head trauma, Chiefs QB Alex Smith explains his condition | The Kansas City Star

Chiefs injuries: Derrick Johnson, DJ White limited | The KC Star

The Jaguars had five starters listed on their first injury report of the week. Linebacker Myles Jack (illness) and tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) did not practice, while left tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee), right tackle Jermey Parnell (calf) and defensive end Jared Odrick (foot/ankle) were limited.

Chiefs offensive line room is getting crowded | The KC Star

"There is some carry over from team to team but each team has their own little nuances that you have to learn and learn fast," Person said.

New to the practice squad is Joe Cheek, a rookie tackle from Texas A&M who had been with the Texans' practice squad.

Also, the Chiefs have re-signed Zach Sterup, according to his agent. Sterup, a rookie from Nebraska who signed with the Chiefs as a free agent in May, suspended for four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs and released.

Charles' career in jeopardy after being placed on IR. | Sports on Earth

We all know about the dreaded drop off in running back production once hitting age 30. Also, consider that a study 10 years ago in The American Journal of Sports Medicine found that performance for NFL running backs and wide receivers who suffer ACL tears drops by a third. Not only will Charles be trying to prove he defies the 30-year-old "curse", but also coming off of his second ACL tear, and third ACL surgery while having no financial leverage in Kansas City. The deck is stacked against Charles. While not impossible for Charles to return to the field in 2017, his Pro Bowl numbers appear to be behind him.

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