Practice Report 12/9 Update

From the Truman Sports Complex

The rehab area was uninhabited on Wednesday morning as the Chiefs began their practice week in preparation for the Buffalo Bills.

Only DE Wallace Gilberry was on the practice report as less than a full participant, as he was limited because of a sore back. Despite plenty of bumps and bruises, all 60 available players were practicing.

That included RB Jamaal Charles, who was pretty banged up after the game, but was out and working in the early part of practice with the other RBs and the offense.

“He’s showing signs of being a good player and one of those (signs) is the ability to play through bumps and bruises,” said head coach Todd Haley.  “Good back in the league have to do that. If he wants to be a good back, he’s got to do that and I think that’s what he has shown.”

The Chiefs practiced inside, despite Haley’s plans and hope to be outside. The Chiefs grounds crew cleared snow off the tarp that was covering the practice field, but a decision was made that it was too windy. Haley said it had nothing to do with a windchill factor of zero.

“i just didn’t think we could be productive out there throwing the ball with the way the wind was blowing,” said Haley. “”I was disappointed. I don’t know whether they (players) were. Working in those conditions will make us a better team.”"

Also on the practice report with Gilberry were LB Justin Rogers (thigh), RB Dantrell Savageg (ankle) and G Andy Alleman (knee).  They were listed as full participants.

The Chiefs continue to have an open spot on their 53-man roster after releasing NT Kenny Smith on Tuesday. Right now, there’s no obvious backup for starting nose Ron Edwards and only five defensive linemen are now part of the active roster.

“We have a plan in place,” said Haley. “We’ll have enough players on the defensive line.”

That plan figures to include one of the three defensive linemen on the practice squad: DEs Dion Gales or Bobby Greenwood and DT Derek Lokey.

Taking part in Wednesday’s practice was RB Kestahn Moore, who was added to the practice squad. A rookie out of the University of Florida, Moore is 5-10, 212 pounds and was signed because of the injury problems at the running back position. The Chiefs had an open spot on their practice squad after promoting RB Javarris Williams before last Sunday’s game against Denver.

The Bills listed three players as missing practice: OT Demetrius Bell (knee), OT Kirk Chambers (ankle) and WR Justin Jenkins (knee). Listed as limited  participants in the Buffalo session were: S Jairus Byrd (groin), DE Ryan Denney (shoulder), LB Chris Draft (neck), S Todd  Johnson (hamstring), G Andy Levitre (shoulder) and CB Ashton Youboty (ankle).

14 Responses to “Practice Report 12/9 Update”

  • December 9, 2009  - Anon says:

    According to, Mr. Moore has been issued jersey #32. Is this the first time since Marcus Allen that this number has been issued by the Chiefs?

  • December 9, 2009  - Mad Chief says:

    If so, then yes…I believe it would be.

    And if true…total BS. That number should be retired.

  • December 9, 2009  - craig says:

    Marcus Allen was not a true chief, just a raider castoff.

  • December 9, 2009  - Todd Frazier says:

    I seem to remember that Marcus wanted to be remembered more for being a Chief more than a Raider? Or did I dream that?

  • December 9, 2009  - Sam says:

    Marcus Allen was a great player for the Chiefs, but they can’t retire all the numbers. There are quite a few now.

  • December 9, 2009  - gorillafan says:

    I was pretty young at that time, but i think i remember him saying that he wanted to be a chief hof than a raider

  • December 9, 2009  - Randy says:

    I’m not against anyone wearing #32, but would prefer it not be a RB. A safety would be OK by me. Marcus was a Chief at heart, the Raiders left him for dead.

  • December 9, 2009  - el cid says:

    Allen was just fine as a Chief but it might be better the “honor” the number and only reissue to those who earn a special reward from the Chiefs and fans. Picture – someday a Chief’s Hall of Greats and banners with a specific number and busts of the greats who wore the same number. Might be better than putting a number on the shelf to just get dusty.

  • December 9, 2009  - colby says:

    They’ve already retired enough numbers. Besides, Priest Holmes deserves to have his number retired before Marcus Allen. However, I am inclined to believe that the number should be reserved for a better player if a RB is going to wear it, but I don’t think it’s a big deal if Moore is wearing it.

  • December 9, 2009  - denkon says:

    Can’t retire too many numbers. Need 80+ just for the initial turn-out at training camp. Sure, it’ll finally be reduced to the 53 actives. Many NFL teams are getting overloaded with retired numbers. The NFL may need to consider moving to hexadecimal or alphanumeric numbers to expand the number pool. How does RB # 3D grab ya? Or TE # 8P?

  • December 9, 2009  - Ratso says:

    I like Cids idea about the busts … of course I’m always ready some good busts!

  • December 10, 2009  - Mark says:

    Marcus Allen was a fine Chief, but in no way should his number be retired.

  • December 10, 2009  - KC#9 says:

    I totally agree with Mark and others. Let somebody wear 32, 19, 77 et. al. The next number to be retired will be #68.

  • December 10, 2009  - Mad Chief says:

    Guess I’m clearly in the minority here. Marcus set many of his records as a Chief. He gave his all for the Chiefs every time he set foot on the field. The man had as much “class” as just about anyone who ever put on our uniform. And, he’s in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That, to me, is enough to retire a jersey. Or, at least not let anyone wear #32 again…like they do with Delaney’s #.

    But, I defer to the majority.

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