Coffee with the Chiefs – Justin Houston healing


Good morning, Addicts It’s a Red Friday, which is always a good thing. The Kansas City Chiefs will be wrapping up practice this week before heading to Baltimore to take on the Ravens this weekend.

From the practice reports, it appears that the Chiefs will be without Justin Houston (knee), De’Anthony Thomas (concussion), Husain Abdullah (concussion) and Spencer Ware (ribs). With all the injuries that Baltimore has incurred this season, there will not be any sympathy for the banged-up group from Kansas City.

Here is the news you need to know:

Rehab is going well for Justin HoustonAdam Teicher of ESPN

"Houston injured his knee in a Nov. 29 game against the Buffalo Bills. He hasn’t played or practiced since, and his visit with Andrews makes it’s unlikely he will be available for Sunday’s game against the Ravens in Baltimore."

These are the Chiefs’ Pro Bowl candidatesJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"All deserving, no question. Houston is PFF’s third ranked pass rusher, although he might be out for the rest of the regular season. The best part of Houston is that he is a complete player in that he is very good at stopping the run, too. Tamba is playing well enough that I think he merits serious consideration for the Chiefs team MVP. DJ came back from an Achilles injury last year and is playing at a Pro Bowl level — again."

Shame on the Chiefs if they waste this defensive talentAdam Teicher of ESPN

"The end is coming for Hali and Johnson in Kansas City. The Chiefs restructured Hali’s contract in the offseason, in effect making this season its final year. Johnson is in the final year of his contract. In any case, Johnson turns 34 next year, Hali 33."

Kansas City has more work to do on O-Line despite Reid signing Adam Teicher of ESPN

"So the Chiefs would have enough veteran bodies to get through a season, if they’re all healthy. But there are questions about Grubbs, who went on injured reserve a couple weeks ago with an ailing neck. And Fanaika has been on injured reserve all season."