Week 12: Friday injury report

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Second-year running back Charcandrick West’s status against the Buffalo Bills is officially 50-50.

Nov. 22, 2015; San Diego; Chiefs running back Charcandrick West (35) against the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Nov. 22, 2015; San Diego; Chiefs running back Charcandrick West (35) against the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

The Chiefs list West (hamstring) as questionable on Friday’s injury report after West missed a third straight practice.

Still, coach Andy Reid indicated a level of confidence he could potentially use West, who suffered the injury against the San Diego Chargers in Week 11.

“I think he could be OK as long as he’s healthy,” Reid told reporters, “but mentally, he’ll be fine.”

Kansas City has running backs Spencer Ware and Knile Davis as potential fills in the event West can’t play Sunday.

Defensive end Allen Bailey (calf), linebacker Dee Ford (back) and wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas (concussion) are ruled out for Sunday’s contest after the trio didn’t practice the entire week. Guard Ben Grubbs (neck) was previously ruled out on Wednesday.

The Chiefs have options to handle returner duty with Thomas out. Davis or rookie wide receiver Chris Conley (hand, probable) can handle kick returns, while wide receivers Albert Wilson or Jeremy Maclin could see action as a punt returner.

Tight end Travis Kelce, who was dealing with a groin injury, tweaked his ankle during Friday’s practice, but Reid didn’t appear overly concerned.

“We think he’s going to be OK as we go,” Reid told reporters.

Kelce is officially designated as questionable after putting in a limited practice Friday.

Linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) did not practice the past two days, but is listed as probable. This follows the pattern of the past months as the Chiefs have taken it easy on Hali, who practiced fully Wednesday.

The Chiefs list defensive end Mike DeVito (shoulder), cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring), rookie tight end Brian Parker (ankle, back) and rookie linebacker Ramik Wilson (ankle) as probable.

Wilson, who suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 6, is on track to return after missing four straight games.

The Bills list four players as out, including defensive tackle Kyle Williams (knee) and defensive end Mario Williams (foot). Quarterback Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) is listed as probable.

Friday’s injury report as released by the Chiefs:

BUFFALO BILLS

OUT: WR Marcus Easley (concussion), G John Miller (ankle), DT Kyle Williams (knee), DE Mario Williams (foot)
PROBABLE: DT Marcell Dareus (knee), S Bacarri Rambo (shoulder), QB Tyrod Taylor (right shoulder)

Did not participate in practice:

Wednesday: WR Marcus Easley (concussion), G John Miller (ankle), DT Kyle Williams (knee), DE Mario Williams (foot)
Thursday: WR Marcus Easley (concussion), G John Miller (ankle), DT Kyle Williams (knee), DE Mario Williams (foot)
Friday: WR Marcus Easley (concussion), G John Miller (ankle), DT Kyle Williams (knee), DE Mario Williams (foot)

Limited participation:

Wednesday: DT Marcell Dareus (knee), S Bacarri Rambo (shoulder), QB Tyrod Taylor (right shoulder)
Thursday: DT Marcell Dareus (knee), S Bacarri Rambo (shoulder), QB Tyrod Taylor (right shoulder)
Friday: DT Marcell Dareus (knee), S Bacarri Rambo (shoulder), QB Tyrod Taylor (right shoulder)

Full participation:

Friday:

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

OUT: DE Allen Bailey (calf), LB Dee Ford (back), G Ben Grubbs (neck), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Travis Kelce (groin, ankle), RB Charcandrick West (hamstring)
PROBABLE: WR Chris Conley (hand), DE Mike DeVito (shoulder), CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), LB Tamba Hali (knee), TE Brian Parker (ankle, back), LB Ramik Wilson (ankle)

Practice report

Did not participate in practice:

Wednesday: DE Allen Bailey (calf), LB Dee Ford (back), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion), RB Charcandrick West (hamstring)
Thursday: DE Allen Bailey (calf), LB Dee Ford (back), LB Tamba Hali (knee), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion), RB Charcandrick West (hamstring)
Friday: DE Allen Bailey (calf), LB Dee Ford (back), LB Tamba Hali (knee), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion), RB Charcandrick West (hamstring)

Limited participation:

Friday: TE Travis Kelce (groin, ankle)

Full participation:

Wednesday: DE Mike DeVito (shoulder), CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), LB Tamba Hali (knee), TE Travis Kelce (groin), TE Brian Parker (ankle, back), LB Ramik Wilson (ankle)
Thursday: WR Chris Conley (hand), DE Mike DeVito (shoulder), CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), TE Travis Kelce (groin), TE Brian Parker (ankle, back), LB Ramik Wilson (ankle)
Friday: WR Chris Conley (hand), DE Mike DeVito (shoulder), CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), TE Brian Parker (ankle, back), LB Ramik Wilson (ankle)

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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