Thursday, August 16, 2012
Chiefs still waiting on Brandon Flowers' foot
By Bill Williamson
Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel said standout cornerback Brandon Flowers is consulting physicians because his bruised foot injury is lingering. Flowers hasn't practiced since July 31. Initially, Crennel said he didn’t think the injury was serious.
Crennel said despite the fact that the injury is taking time to heal, it doesn’t “necessarily” mean the injury is worse than expected.
“He’s still working to try to get better,” Crennel said. “I saw him this morning, and he’s doing all that he can. We’re sending him to the doctors and we’re trying different things to try and get it better. He’s getting better slowly, not fast enough, but all we can do is kind of hang on and see what happens … It’s just one of those things that they haven’t been able to pin point exactly why he’s not getting better as fast as we want him to get better.”
In other AFC West news:
- The Chiefs break training camp in St. Joseph, Mo. on Thursday afternoon.
- Oakland signed the nephew of former Seattle linebacker Brian Bosworth, Korey Bosworth. The UCLA product was with the Broncos in camp two years ago. He has an uphill battle to make the team. There is some irony here, of course. The bombastic Bosworth is most remembered for being run over by former Raiders’ running back Bo Jackson in a game 25 years ago.
- The Broncos set a new team record for training camp attendance. The team said 84,380 people attended camp practices this year. It nearly doubled the previous total set last year. It’s another sign that Manning-mania is actually bigger than Tebow-mania in Denver.
- ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports former Denver defensive tackle Marcus Thomas is signing with the Giants.
- His teammates are raving about San Diego first-round pick, pass-rusher Melvin Ingram. They should be. Ingram was stunning in the preseason opener last week.
- The NFL suspended San Diego defensive lineman Garrett Brown for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. He was a long shot to make the 53-man roster.
- Oakland coach Dennis Allen has excused starting safety Michael Huff from Friday’s preseason game at Arizona so he can attend to the birth of his first child.