From the Truman Sports Complex
CB Brandon Flowers did not practice on Thursday as the Chiefs went through their second workout of the week.
Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said a shoulder injury is bothering Flowers and that’s why he did not practice. Flowers was limited to walking laps around the field in the team’s indoor facility.
“We’ll know more on Friday about his availability,” Haley said of Flowers chances to play on Sunday against the Bills.
Flowers has not been on the injury report since early in the season when he had a shoulder injury that kept him out of the season opener against Baltimore. The second-year CB missed two games last year with a shoulder injury. At 5-9, 187 pounds, shoulder injuries figure to be a problem Flowers will have to deal with in his career.
If Flowers is out, that hurts the Chiefs defense given the fact they are playing an offense with receivers like Terrell Owens, Lee Evans and Josh Reed.
Everybody else practiced including DE Wallace Gilberry, who was limited in his participation on Wednesday because of a back problem. But he was full-go on Thursday.
RBs Jamaal Charles and Dantrell Savage were working in the practice that was was held indoors for the second time this week. Weather conditions were much better on Thursday than they were Wednesday and the outdoor field was uncovered. But Todd Haley kept his team inside.
“In looking at the weather for game day it looks like it’s going to be in the mid-40s, so tomorrow we’ll probably go out when it’s supposed to be 36 degrees,” said Haley. “We had it opened up in there (doors open to the outside) and I thought it was a good, crisp practice.”
In Buffalo, the Bills were dealing with blizzard conditions on Thursday where lake effect snow was pounding western New York with totals that were being measured in feet, not inches.
Out of practice were OT Demetrius Bell (knee) and WR Justin Jenkins (knee). Limited in practice participation were DB Jairus Byrd (groin), Ot Kirk Chambers (ankle), DE Ryan Denney (shoulder), LB Chris Draft (neck), S Todd J ohnson (hamstring), LG Andy Levitre (shoulder) and TE Shawn Nelson (shoulder).
Bell, Levitre, Nelson and Draft are all starters for the Bills.