Chiefs’ Houston active against Titans; Gaines, Reyes out

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Linebacker Justin Houston will play for the Chiefs against the Tennessee Titans in their week 15 matchup, but the team will be without cornerback Phillip Gaines and defensive lineman Kendall Reyes.

Kansas City Chiefs players workout on a frosty Arrowhead Stadium field before their game against the Tennessee Titans Dec. 18, 2016. (Photo by Matt Derrick, ChiefsDigest.com)

Kansas City Chiefs players workout on a frosty Arrowhead Stadium field before their game against the Tennessee Titans Dec. 18, 2016. (Photo by Matt Derrick, ChiefsDigest.com)

The team listed Houston questionable for the game after he was limited in practice this week with an illness and tenderness in his knee.

Gaines missed practice all week with inflammation in his knee Reyes continues nursing a wrist injury.

The team indicated linebacker D.J. Alexander received the nod to start alongside Ramik Wilson at the inside linebacker spots in the absence of Derrick Johnson. The team placed Johnson on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season.

Cornerback D.J. White joins the active list in place of Gaines. Defensive lineman David King, promoted from the practice squad Saturday, is active in place of Reyes. Linebacker Dadi Nicolas is also active.

The Titans are without part-time starting linebacker Sean Spence and reserve linebacker David Bass. Defensive lineman Jurrell Casey and Karl Klug, listed questionable Friday, expect to play.

TENNESSEE TITANS INACTIVES

LB Sean Spence, LB David Bass, WR Tre McBride, DB Curtis Riley, OL Sebastian Tretola, TE Jace Amaro and DE Angelo Blackson

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS INACTIVES

CB Phillip Gaines, DL Kendall Reyes, CB Kennth Acker, RB Knile Davis, QB Tyler Bray, TE Ross Travis and OL Mike Person

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Matt Derrick is the lead beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and the Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @MattDerrick.


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