The Kansas City Chiefs are gearing up for a very important game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, it seems the Chiefs could be without some pretty important players once again.
On Thursday, Kansas City was without left guard Ben Grubbs, outside linebacker Dee Ford, defensive end Allen Bailey, wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas and running back Charcandrick West. Those five also missed practice on Wednesday, perhaps indicating that they will not be ready to play this weekend.
As for the Bills, they have been practicing without defensive tackle Kyle Williams and defensive end Mario Williams. Kyle has already been ruled out and it seems unlikely that Mario can go, having suffered a foot injury on Monday. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor has also been dealing with a shoulder injury, making him practice in a limited capacity.
Bailey has been out since the BYE week, while Ford only hit the injury report immediately before the Chiefs played the San Diego Chargers, dealing with back spasms. West pulled his hamstring on Sunday, while Thomas sustained a concussion on the first drive of the game. Grubbs has been out since the London trip and it is murky on whether or not he returns to the lineup this season.
The Chiefs have been rolling without some of these players, so it would be no excuse should Kansas City falter against Buffalo. Bailey is certainly an important piece but the defensive line has plenty of talent in Dontari Poe, Mike DeVito and Jaye Howard. The same can be said at running back with Spencer Ware, who gained 96 yards and scored two touchdowns on 11 carries.