Chiefs vs. Texans: Good news on injury report


The Kansas City Chiefs released their first injury report if the 2015 regular season, and it is very encouraging. After practice on Wednesday, the report was posted to

Whenever you have a player going through a full practice, there is a very good chance that he plays.

The main storyline here is Dontari Poe. Nobody thought it was possible that Poe would be able to play Week 1 against the Houston Texans, but it appears he will be able to go. Unless Poe has a setback, he should at least be in the rotation at nose tackle with Jaye Howard and Nick Williams.

Here is some video of Poe today at practice, per BJ Kissel of

Beyond Poe, we see that a quartet of receivers are going through full practices in De’Anthony Thomas, Chris Conley, Albert Wilson and Jason Avant. Jeff Allen appears to have lost his starting job to Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, but if he can be active, that is still a major plus. Should Duverynay-Tardif struggle, Allen could come in and provide relief. In addition, Travis Kelce and Eric Fisher appear fully healthy after a few scares while Josh Mauga should be ready to play alongside Derrick Johnson.

The main goal is always to escape the preseason without serious injuries, and Kansas City did exactly that.

On the other side, here is the injury report for the Texans:

We already know that running back Arian Foster is going to miss the game after groin surgery. The main story here is Duane Brown, the Pro Bowl left tackle. Brown has been dealing with a hand injury, but head coach Bill O’Brien has said Brown will play. It will be interesting to see how Brown deals with Tamba Hali while dealing with a bad hand.