Wednesday injury report: Week 15

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Cornerback Phillip Gaines did not practice for the Chiefs Wednesday in their preparations for hosting the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium, but the team appears relatively healthy following a short break provided by last Thursday night’s game.

June 1, 2016; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines goes through drills during OTAs at the team's training facility. (Rex Wolf/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

June 1, 2016; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines goes through drills during OTAs at the team’s training facility. (Rex Wolf/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

Gaines continues to battle issues in his knee that limited him primarily to special teams against Oakland.

Linebackers Tamba Hali (knee) and Justin Houston (illness) practiced in limited roles along with defensive lineman Kendall Reyes (wrist).  Defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches, who left the game against Oakland with back spasms, returned to practice fully.

The team listed linebacker Derrick Johnson not practice due to his remaining on active roster. Johnson’s season is over after sustaining a torn Achilles tendon in his left foot. The team has yet to make a roster move replacing Johnson.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Practice report

Did not participate in practice: DL Karl Klug (Achilles) and LB Sean Spence (ankle)
Limited participation: DT Jurrell Casey

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Practice report

Did not participate in practice: CB Phillip Gaines (knee) and LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles)
Limited participation: LB Tamba Hali (knee), LB Justin Houston (illness) and DL Kendall Reyes (wrist)
Full participation: DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches (back)

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