Rapid Reports From Bob Gretz

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles tried to tough it out in short sleeves during a cold and windy outdoor practice on Wednesday. He lasted about 15 minutes. “I had to come back in and put long sleeves on,” Charles said. “I’m from Port Arthur, Texas, and we don’t see weather like that.”

Despite temps in the 30s and windy conditions that made it feel like the low 20s, the Chiefs practiced outside for two hours in full pads on Wednesday. “We are trying to create a mentally tough group, that not much can bother them,” coach Todd Haley said. “You can only create that by doing some of these things, not taking the easy way out.”

The Chiefs listed only RB Dantrell Savage (ankle) and RB Kolby Smith (ankle) as limited during Wednesday’s practice.

Chiefs G Andy Alleman returned to practice Wednesday after missing two weeks with a sprained left knee. However, Alleman didn’t return to the starting right guard spot he held before the injury. It looks like Wade Smith is going to keep that spot with the No.1 offense.

Chiefs OLB Mike Vrabel was back on the practice field Wednesday morning for the first time since he injured his left knee on Nov. 15. Vrabel has missed the last two games because of the injury. He was working with the No. 1 defense.

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