KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Outside linebacker Justin Houston (knee) is among five players to not practice Wednesday as the Chiefs prepare for Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium.
Houston, who suffered a hyperextended knee in Week 12, was observed without a brace on either knee and he appeared to walk without a limp during the open locker room media session.
The remaining players to not practice are outside linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), safety Husain Abdullah (concussion), defensive end Mike DeVito (concussion, shoulder) and wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas (concussion).
The Chiefs have taken it easy on Hali, so there are no concerns here.
“It’s just a normal Wednesday for him,” coach Andy Reid said.
While guard/tackle Jeff Allen (ankle) put in a limited practice, the Chiefs have good news on the offensive line.
Rookie center Mitch Morse, who did not play in Week 13 while recovering from a concussion, is listed as putting in a full practice Wednesday.
Defensive end Allen Bailey (calf) also put in a full practice and could be on track to finally return to action after missing the four straight games.
Punter Dustin Colquitt (knee) and tight end Travis Kelce (groin) were also full participants.
The Chargers list 12 players on the initial injury report.
Quarterback Philip Rivers (foot) put in a limited practice, while cornerback Brandon Flowers (knee) did not practice.
Wednesday’s injury report as released by the Chiefs:
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Did not participate in practice: CB Brandon Flowers (knee), WR Dontrelle Inman (neck), WR Stevie Johnson (groin), NT Sean Lissemore (shoulder), DT Corey Liuget (foot)
Limited participation: T King Dunlap (ankle), QB Philip Rivers (foot), LB Manti Te’o (not injury related)
Full participation: G D.J. Fluker (concussion), TE Ladarius Green (ankle), G/T Chris Hairston (abdomen), CB Steve Williams (concussion)
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Did not participate in practice: S Husain Abdullah (concussion), DE Mike DeVito (concussion, shoulder), LB Tamba Hali (knee), LB Justin Houston (knee), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion)
Limited participation: OL Jeff Allen (ankle)
Full participation: DE Allen Bailey (calf), P Dustin Colquitt (knee), TE Travis Kelce (groin), C Mitch Morse (concussion)