Chiefs should be in good shape in Indy

December, 30, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs could have almost all of their 53 players available for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Colts in Indianapolis.

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (concussion) and outside linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) did not play in Sunday's loss to the San Diego Chargers. But coach Andy Reid said Bowe was in the process of being cleared to return and could practice on Tuesday when the Chiefs begin preparations for the Colts.

Reid indicated the swelling in Hali's sore knee had gone down.

Two players who have missed several straight games, offensive tackle Branden Albert (knee) and outside linebacker Justin Houston (elbow), are set to return against the Colts. Each could have played in San Diego but the Chiefs decided to hold them out for one more week.

Starting cornerback Sean Smith left Sunday's game with a knee injury, but he will be available to play against Indianapolis.

The only player who could miss the game because of injury is reserve linebacker James-Michael Johnson. One of the Chiefs' top special-teams players, Johnson injured an ankle against the Chargers.

Adam Teicher

ESPN Kansas City Chiefs reporter



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