KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs returned to work Monday, which players normally have off following a Sunday game, for a short week ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Oakland Raiders.
But the team has good news for two players returning from injuries.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said during Monday’s media conference call tight end Anthony Fasano (knee) and cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring) will practice Monday.
“We’ll just see how those two do as we go forward,” Reid said. “Those would be the two that have a chance, essentially, of playing.”
Fasano did not play Sunday after suffering the injury in Week 10. Fleming has missed three straight games since suffering his injury in Week 8.
Tight end Phillip Supernaw, whom the Chiefs signed last week after placing Demetrius Harris (foot) on injured reserve, found immediate playing time Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks behind Travis Kelce with Fasano out of the lineup.
Supernaw participated in 13 of the team’s 48 offensive snaps (27 percent), recording one catch for 3 yards.
“He did well,” offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said of Supernaw during a media conference call. “Limited reps, but he caught the one ball and did some good things for us. It’s something that as he gets a little more comfortable in the offense, we keep him coming along. Overall, it felt like he definitely gave us the ability to keep sort of some of our same personnel groups intact and did a nice job for us.”
Meanwhile, the news doesn’t appear good for wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin), wide receiver A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) and cornerback Chris Owens (knee), all of whom did not play against Seattle.
Reid said the trio will not practice Monday.
Avery has missed six straight games after undergoing a sports hernia procedure in early October.
Second-year wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. started against the Seattle with Avery and Jenkins out, but did not record a catch or a target in the passing game.