Week 16: Wednesday injury report

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Dec. 17, 2014; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines (23) participates in drills during portion of practice open to the media. Credit: Teope

Dec. 17, 2014; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines (23) participates in drills during portion of practice open to the media. Credit: Teope

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and defensive end Jaye Howard did not practice Wednesday due to the flu.

“We sent them home and got them out of here,” coach Andy Reid said after the morning walkthrough.

Howard is dealing with a shoulder injury in addition to the flu.

Tight end Anthony Fasano (knee) also didn’t practice, but Reid didn’t appear concerned on Fasano’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“It’s precautionary measures and we will keep it rolling here,” Reid said.

The Chiefs list running back Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle), outside linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) and inside linebacker Joe Mays (knee) as limited participants.

Kansas City has good news on Wednesday’s report.

Defensive end Allen Bailey (concussion) and rookie cornerback Phillip Gaines (concussion) returned to a full practice.

Bailey has missed two straight games since sustaining his concussion in Week 13, while Gaines did not play in Week 15.

The Chiefs also list guard Zach Fulton (toe), linebacker Josh Mauga (oblique), cornerback Chris Owens (knee) and cornerback Sean Smith (groin) as full participants.

Pittsburgh lists 11 players on its initial report, including seven not practicing.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger headlines the list as not practicing, but he’s designated as “not injury related.”

Wednesday’s official NFL Injury Report as released by the Chiefs:

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Practice report

Did not participate in practice: WR Dwayne Bowe (illness), TE Anthony Fasano (knee), DE Jaye Howard (illness, shoulder)
Limited participation: RB Jamaal Charles (ankle, knee), LB Tamba Hali (knee), LB Joe Mays (knee)
Full participation: DE Allen Bailey (concussion), G Zach Fulton (toe), CB Phillip Gaines (concussion), LB Josh Mauga (oblique), CB Chris Owens (knee), CB Sean Smith (groin)

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Practice report

Did not participate in practice: CB William Gay (not injury related), DT Steve McLendon (not injury related), TE Heath Miller (not injury related), S Michael Mitchell (groin), S Troy Polamalu (knee), QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), TE Matt Spaeth (elbow)
Limited participation: C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), CB Ivan Taylor (shoulder, forearm)
Full participation: T Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB James Harrison (knee)