The Kansas City Chiefs got some good news today, with the return of two of their better defensive players to the practice field. On Thursday, Kansas City watched as safety Husain Abdullah and outside linebacker Dee Ford returned and practiced in full, per multiple reports.
Abdullah has been battling back from a concussion, but actually missed the last two days of practice because of a person matter (his father recently passed away). Ford coming back was fairly shocking, considering he was in the concussion protocol and typically, that means you are going to miss a game.
The only two players who did not practice were center Mitch Morse (concussion) and outside linebacker Tamba Hali, although Hali will be good to go on Saturday against the Houston Texans.
The returns of Abdullah and Ford are huge. Abdullah is one of the most underrated players on the team. He can play multiple positions and blitz, along with cover in zone and man. Ford gives the Chiefs and particularly defensive coordinator Bob Sutton another option to rush Brian Hoyer with.
It appears that only Morse will miss the game on Saturday. Considering what point of the year we are at, that has to be considered positive news for a team entering its biggest game in years.