Week 1: Johnson out, Asamoah questionable on final injury report

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs list 11 players on Friday’s official NFL Injury Report for the season opener against the Jaguars and will be without rookie linebacker Nico Johnson (ankle).

Listed as questionable are safety Hussain Abdullah (foot), guard Jon Asamoah (calf), defensive end Allen Bailey, who is home with his family following the death of his father, and rookie tight end Travis Kelce (knee).

Aug 16, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Scott Tolzien (3) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Nico Johnson (57) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. San Francisco won 15-13. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 16, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Scott Tolzien (3) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Nico Johnson (57) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. San Francisco won 15-13. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

“Allen has missed because of personal reasons, and I understand that,” coach Andy Reid said during his Friday media session. It was important that he was with his family right now, but we’ll see him when we get down there and we’ll go from there.”

Meanwhile, Reid sounded cautiously optimistic about Asamoah, who is listed as not practicing the entire week.

“I mean he did some stuff today, and we’ll just see how it goes,” Reid said. He was able to do a little bit today, and we’ll just play it day by day.”

The Chiefs list safety Quintin Demps (hamstring), right tackle Eric Fisher (shoulder), linebacker James-Michael Johnson (groin), linebacker Dezman Moses (toe), cornerback Sean Smith (neck) and offensive lineman Donald Stephenson (shoulder) as probable.

Sunday’s matchup between the Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars features the two teams that entered April’s NFL with the No. 1 and No. 2 picks following disastrous 2012 campaigns.

Still, optimism is high in Kansas City for a turnaround with Reid and general manager John Dorsey. And with the offseason workouts, minicamps, training camp and preseason behind him, Reid is ready for the regular season.

“I feel good,” Reid said when asked his feeling on his team. “We have to keep improving every week, and this is a start for us right here so we look forward to that challenge of playing Jacksonville.”

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Friday’s official NFL Injury Report as released by the league:

Kansas City Chiefs

Out: LB Nico Johnson (ankle)

Questionable: S Husain Abdullah (foot), G Jon Asamoah (calf), DE Allen Bailey (not injury related), TE Travis Kelce (knee)

Probable: S Quintin Demps (hamstring), T Eric Fisher (shoulder), LB James-Michael Johnson (groin), LB Dezman Moses (toe), CB Sean Smith (neck), T Donald Stephenson (shoulder)

PRACTICE REPORT

Did not practice 

Wednesday: G Jon Asamoah (calf), DE Allen Bailey (not injury related), LB Nico Johnson (ankle)

Thursday: S Husain Abdullah (foot), G Jon Asamoah (calf), DE Allen Bailey (not injury related), LB Nico Johnson (ankle)

Friday: G Jon Asamoah (calf), DE Allen Bailey (not injury related), LB Nico Johnson (ankle)

Limited participation 

Friday: S Husain Abdullah (foot), TE Travis Kelce (knee)

Full participation

Wednesday: S Quintin Demps (hamstring), T Eric Fisher (shoulder), LB James-Michael Johnson (groin), TE Travis Kelce (knee), T Donald Stephenson (shoulder)

Thursday: S Quintin Demps (hamstring), T Eric Fisher (shoulder), LB James-Michael Johnson (groin), TE Travis Kelce (knee), LB Dezman Moses (toe), CB Sean Smith (neck), T Donald Stephenson (shoulder)

Friday: S Quintin Demps (hamstring), T Eric Fisher (shoulder), LB James-Michael Johnson (groin), LB Dezman Moses (toe), CB Sean Smith (neck), T Donald Stephenson (shoulder)

Jacksonville Jaguars

Out: TE Marcedes Lewis (calf)

Questionable: RB Justin Forsett (toe), QB Blaine Gabbert (right thumb), G Will Rackley (ankle)

Probable: WR Stephen Burton (illness), CB Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring), DT Roy Miller (knee), DE Jeremy Mincey (illness)

PRACTICE REPORT

Did not practice 

Thursday: TE Marcedes Lewis (calf)

Friday: TE Marcedes Lewis (calf)

Limited participation 

Wednesday: WR Stephen Burton (illness), RB Justin Forsett (toe), QB Blaine Gabbert (right thumb), TE Marcedes Lewis (calf), DT Roy Miller (knee), DE Jeremy Mincey (illness), G Will Rackley (ankle)

Thursday: RB Justin Forsett (toe), QB Blaine Gabbert (right thumb), DT Roy Miller (knee), DE Jeremy Mincey (illness), G Will Rackley (ankle)

Friday: CB Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring), QB Blaine Gabbert (right thumb), DT Roy Miller (knee), DE Jeremy Mincey (illness), G Will Rackley (ankle)

Full participation

Thursday: WR Stephen Burton (illness)

Friday: WR Stephen Burton (illness), RB Justin Forsett (toe)

 

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