Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Dexter McCluster makes progress
By Bill Williamson
It looks like Kansas City rookie Dexter McCluster is on his way back to the field. The receiver/running back/returner practiced fully Wednesday for the first time in a month. McCluster missed the past four games with an ankle injury. If he doesn’t have a setback, I’d expect him to play Sunday at Seattle.
However, standout Kansas City cornerback Brandon Flowers did not practice with a hamstring injury. He was hurt in the Chiefs’ win over the Cardinals on Sunday. Safety Jon McGraw has been out for two weeks and he didn’t practice Wednesday, either because of a head injury.
Left tackle Branden Albert (groin), guard Ryan Lilja (foot) and tight end Tony Moeaki (head) were limited Wednesday. Moeaki didn’t play against Arizona.
- Oakland coach Tom Cable indicated that star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is making progress toward playing Sunday against Miami. He’s missed two games with an ankle injury. Cable also said that receiver Chaz Schilens is now dealing with a setback from an old foot injury. Schilens has been out all season with a knee injury. This kid is talented, but he just has to find his health.
- For Denver, linebacker D.J. Williams was limited due to a concussion he suffered Monday night at San Diego. Linebacker Robert Ayers was practicing fully after missing several games with a foot injury. There is a good chance he will play Sunday against visiting St. Louis.
- Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger has cancer. He was previously Denver’s offensive coordinator and receivers coach. Former Denver receiving great Rod Smith credits Heimerdinger for making him a quality NFL player. Heimerdinger and former Denver coach Mike Shanahan were college roommates at Eastern Illinois. Heimerdinger is a quality coach and a good man. Best wishes to him and his family.