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No practice for Branden Albert or Justin Houston on Wednesday

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The Chiefs called left tackle Branden Albert’s hyperextended knee a “day-to-day situation” on Monday and it wasn’t feeling well enough two days later for Albert to participate in practice.

Albert was one of three key members of the Chiefs lineup who sat out the first practice of the week. Linebacker Justin Houston, who sat out last week’s loss to Denver after suffering a dislocated elbow, and tight end Anthony Fasano, recovering from both a concussion and a knee injury, joined him on the sideline.

Coach Andy Reid said, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, that Donald Stephenson will play left tackle as long as Albert is out. First overall pick Eric Fisher will return to the starting lineup at right tackle with Stephenson swapping sides of the line. Reid also said that Geoff Schwartz will continue to start at right guard with Jon Asamoah’s shoulder feeling “a bit tender.”

It will probably be Friday at the earliest before we know anyone’s status for certain, but having any of Albert, Houston or Fasano will be a boost as Kansas City tries to halt its losing streak at three games.

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5 Responses to “No practice for Branden Albert or Justin Houston on Wednesday”
  1. thepftpoet says: Dec 4, 2013 2:35 PM

    Chiefs are starting to find out what happens when you don’t play a 3rd string QB every single game…

  2. haleyistheman00 says: Dec 4, 2013 3:25 PM

    Thepftpoet so the chiefs injuries are because they aren’t playing backup qbs? Makes sense? The chiefs showed they can compete with one of the best teams in the league. As a chiefs fan I’m thrilled!!! But people still hate on them. Reid is still coach of the year.

  3. kcfanatic says: Dec 4, 2013 4:37 PM

    Oh man, we are screwed!

  4. kcfanatic says: Dec 4, 2013 4:44 PM

    Hate all you want on the Chiefs, but I will take either winning or being “in” every game so far this year.

    The last two games we were a play away from winning both. A DB dropped an easy interception when the Broncos were running their 2 minute offense in the first half. As a matter of fact, same thing against San Diego at the end of the game.

    9-3 is still 9-3. If we can beat the Redskins and the lowly Raiders we have a real chance of going into Indy and making it a 12-4 season.

    Go ahead and tell me which teams wouldn’t have taken a 12-4 season in August.

  5. joetoronto says: Dec 5, 2013 5:12 AM

    The house of cards is free falling.

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