KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe returned to practice Thursday, but six players remained on the sideline headlined by four defensive starters.
Cornerback Marcus Peters, linebackers Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali and defensive end Jaye Howard all remained out of practice the second-straight day.
Johnson appeared on the field without a helmet and participated in stretching with the team before practice as he did Wednesday.
Linebacker Justin Houston scaled back his work Thursday after being a full participant in practice a day ago. The move remains consistent with the team’s slow and steady approach toward Houston’s return to the lineup.
Cornerback D.J. White practiced fully as he continues his rehab from a fractured hand.
TAMBA BAY BUCCANEERS
Did not participate in practice: RB Jacquizz Rodgers (foot) and C Even Smith (knee)
Limited participation: TE Luke Stocker (ankle)
Full participation: C Joe Hawley (knee), G Kevin Pamphile (concussion) and WR Russell Shepard (hip)
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Did not participate in practice: LB Tamba Hali (knee), DE Jaye Howard (hip), WR Jeremy Maclin (groin), LB Derrick Johnson (groin), CB Marcus Peters (hip) and LS James Winchester (not injury related)
Limited participation: DT Dontari Poe (knee), LB Justin Houston (knee) and CB Phillip Gaines (neck)
Full participation: CB D.J. White (hand) and D.J. Alexander (neck)