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Chiefs heading to Houston without their starting guards

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 15:  Tackle Laurent Duvernay-Tardif #76 of the Kansas City Chiefs before the pre-season NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Chiefs defeated the Cardinals 34-19.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Getty Images

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is still making his way back from last year’s torn ACL and has been listed as doubtful on the team’s final injury report of the week.

Charles drew the same designation before sitting out against the Chargers, so it’s a good bet that Spencer Ware will be getting the call in the backfield again. Ware had 199 yards from scrimmage in Kansas City’s comeback win and he’ll be trying to duplicate that kind of impact, although he’ll have to do it without either of the team’s starting guards in front of him.

The Chiefs ruled out left guard Parker Ehinger, who has a concussion, and right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who has an ankle injury, on Friday. Zach Fulton and Jah Reid, who both played a lot in Kansas City’s playoff win over the Texans, are the likely replacements in the starting lineup.

A roster move may also be in offing as the Chiefs have just six healthy offensive linemen on the roster at the moment.

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6 Responses to “Chiefs heading to Houston without their starting guards”
  1. kcflake says: Sep 16, 2016 3:30 PM

    The chiefs went to Houston for the playoff game without their stating center, and won. We have solid backup guards. Go chiefs.

  2. kissbillsrings says: Sep 16, 2016 3:36 PM

    Rest Charles till after the bye week!!!
    No need to rush him back & risk a setback at this stage…. Got to think long term!!!!

  3. cliffordt says: Sep 16, 2016 5:02 PM

    Texans are easy. Chiefs by a TD.

  4. slick50ks says: Sep 16, 2016 6:19 PM

    You’ve got to really appreciate the o-line depth in a situation like this. Won’t skip a beat.

    30-0

  5. gumbygreen says: Sep 16, 2016 11:12 PM

    I think Zach Fulton and Jah Reid are solid backups players, but only decent starting players. I think their play alone will be a pretty big part in a close win or a close loss against this Texans front seven. I expect Alex Smith to be hurried more often than week 1 so hopefully he can do as he always does and utilize his legs in more ways than one. A lot of check downs could come back to haunt the Chiefs in this game. Some throws down the field could result in a big play or a big turnover. Hopefully Ware can keep up the good work in the passing game as well as what Fulton and Reid will be giving him in the run game.

    31-30 Chiefs hopefully. But it could go either way with what Hopkins will be doing.

  6. darthobama says: Sep 17, 2016 9:10 PM

    I love how the all the chiefs think this will be an easy week. It’s gonna be a lot harder to win in Houston when Hoyer isn’t handing them 5 interceptions…

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