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“It’s definitely going to help (having Baldwin available),” running back Dexter McCluster said. “He can run, he’s physical, he can block, so that’s another person that they have to worry about.”

McCluster said his rookie season last year was a big adjustment, but he didn’t want to speculate how much the missed time has set Baldwin back.

“He just needs to get used to game speed again, but the fast he comes along, the better we’ll be,” McCluster said. “It was a big adjustment for me, but everybody is different, so maybe not (for him). Hope not.”

Chiefs coach Todd Haley normally doesn’t engage in speculation about opposing players, but he couldn’t stop himself on Wednesday from thinking about what the Chiefs might look like if Allen still played for the Chiefs.

“I always wish he was still hanging around here,” Haley said. “But he’s not.”

Flowers was on the practice field Wednesday afternoon, running through individual drills in the portion of practice open to the media. Some movements didn’t appear to be 100%, but Flowers’ participation following Sunday’s ankle injury was encouraging.

“I feel good,” Flowers said. “I went out there and practiced today, moved around a little bit and it felt a lot better than I thought it would. That’s a real positive sign. Going into tomorrow’s practice I’m going to push it even more.”

HALEY: “I don’t know if it helps, but I think with them you do see some of it. It’s kind of that hidden yardage thing that we talk about. They’ve probably not been as disciplined as they want to be and some of those things that have set them back and a few turnovers here and there and missed opportunities. But, it’s not much. When you lose three games to good opponents and they’re by scores that they’ve lost, it’s not a lot of things. It’s a couple little things here and there that become big things. Not a lot different than us other than ours got real exaggerated early on with turnovers which just put us in positions that we’re not able to climb out of.”

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