Practice Report 12/10 Update

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.

11 Responses to “Practice Report 12/10 Update”

  • December 10, 2009  - Mike in MO says:

    I’ve read where Pioli has been stockpiling draft picks for next year. I know we have one coming for Gonzalez and another one for Thigpen. Does anybody know of any other extra picks?

  • December 10, 2009  - el cid says:

    Remember the two OL from Miami? They will cost a draft pick, not add a pick. I sort of figure they get the Gonzales pick based on playing time of the two guys OR the minimum the Thigpen for finishing the season alive.

    Maybe they intend to get something for DJ or someone else they do not like from herm’s crew.

  • December 10, 2009  - Michael says:

    They will get a #5 pick from Carolina for Tank Tyler. They should have gotten at least that from Detroit for Turk Mcbride, but didn’t get anything for him because they just cut him loose. That, and not getting anything for Bernard Pollard-probably could have gotten a 4th or 5th for him, were mistakes by Pioli, in my opinion. Even Damion McIntosh, who is a solid veterna backup for Seattle-and has actually been starting at LT for them for awhile, could have brought something. Pioli has a rep for drafting and trading well; finding diamonds in the rough; and just overall talent evaluation.

    It’s way too soon to say anything about his first draft here, and he’s made some good trades-Thigpen, Tyler, Gonzalez out and Cassel, Vrabel, Alleman and Nduke in. He’s picked up some good players-Chambers, O’Callaghan-uncovered some unknowns in Belcher, Mayes.

    Still, getting nothing at all for Pollard and McBride doesn’t make much sense to me.

  • December 10, 2009  - Danny W says:

    Perfectly put Micheal you don’t let go of two players you pick up in the second round in their upswing of careers for nothing at all. Give me a six or seven who knows you may get something great way down there or at least pick up some trades for all those picks. We are going to need some solid help from 2010 draft. Young impact players. We know we will have a high pick lets hope we don’t reach as far as we did last year on that one way at the top I don’t know if I can stomach another four win season.

  • December 10, 2009  - ED says:

    Nobody offerred anything for Pollard and McBride. Its not like Pioli probably didn’t shop. If you guys got all the answers why not take a position for some team in the front office. Nobody wanted Mcbride a former early round pick who showed nothing since he been in the NFL. True Pollard is is playing well for the Texans but he missed numerous tackles and got beat in coverage alot. No one would give anything for him neither based on his play.

  • December 10, 2009  - el cid says:

    Amazing you know what Pioli did or did not do to Pollard and McBride and you critize others for having all the answers. It must be real quiet in you little world.

  • December 10, 2009  - Mad Chief says:

    You guys mean the same Bernard Pollard that was recently exposed as the “most burned” player in the NFL this season? Makes one good play…and then gets smoked on the next two or three plays. Sound familiar? And we couldn’t get anything for him? Imagine that. It’s nice to dream about getting draft picks in trades for players that aren’t that good…or players that are about to be cut. But, it’s just that…a dream. It doesn’t work that way in the NFL.

  • December 10, 2009  - FinallyGivenUP says:

    Before this year, I had not missed watching any chiefs game since i was probably 8 years old. i certainly have skipped more games this year than all the previous years combined. this team is not worth watching or supporting. this coach is not worth getting behind, and our gm is a douche.

    if it gets any worse i might just move to Denver, a thought that would have made me puke even last year.

    as much as it pains me to say, its time to treat the chiefs the way we do the royals. remember the good times and good players like bo jackson, george brett, joe montana, derrick thomas, priest holmes, saberhagen, shields, etc.

    since i was a very young boy, i grew to care about the chiefs more and more every year. unfortunately i think that has died. I now feel like watching a chiefs games is a waste of three and a half hours and years of support.

  • December 11, 2009  - gorillafan says:


    Your a perfect example of a non true fan. Eventhough it gets rough, dirty, and depressing, there is alway light at the end of the tunnel.

    So if you want to be a band wagon fan and switch to a DONKEY fan, or maybe the Colts becasue of Manning or Dallas because of Tony HOMO, that cool with me, you wont be missed!!

    Jump the wagon to a team thats winning, becasue when the tide changes, and it will, you will be trying to jump back on board and no one will through you a life perserver, and you will sink with the ship

  • December 11, 2009  - el cid says:

    gorillafan got to agree. One thing nice about being a chief’s fan there seems to be a lot of room on the boat. But I will miss guys like “Finally given up” because there is a lot of truth when not looking thru rose colored glasses.

    Got to say I hope the light at the end of the tunnel is not Long or Jackson, one is so short he can easily catch all the low passes Cassel can throw and the other can really tie up an OT and fall down. LOL

  • December 11, 2009  - Michael says:

    No, I don’t know for sure what Pioli tried to get for Pollard or McBride, and neither does anyone else. I’m just saying, I’ve seen other GM’s get far more for far less. Maybe he couldn’t get a 5 to a 7 for either one. If so, that’s just sad in so many different ways.

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