Albert Wilson and Charcandrick West remain out of practice this week for the Kansas City Chiefs as they prepare for the Oakland Raiders.
It’s a short week for the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders this week, which means players who are hurting to various degrees are either going to have to suit up anyway or just admit that there’s not enough time to get their bodies ready for another grueling game so quickly after playing last Sunday. It’s the same pressure on every team that plays Thursday Night Football, and the Chiefs and Raiders are the teams feeling the heat this week.
For the Chiefs, there are numerous players on injured reserve or at least limited heading into Week 7, but two players in particular aren’t practicing who have otherwise played this year in wide receiver Albert Wilson, who also missed Week 6, and running back Charcandrick West.
West was being checked for a potential concussion after being hit early in the team’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon. West took a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit from Mike Mitchell and left the game thereafter for the duration of the contest.
Without West, the Chiefs will turn to return man Akeem Hunt (no relation to Kareem Hunt) and the newly signed C.J. Spiller to help back up Kareem Hunt as the featured running back in Andy Reid’s attack. It will be interesting to see how Spiller might look in that scatback role given the fact that the Chiefs employed him all offseason and preseason yet never gave him a chance.
The loss of Wilson for another week puts more and more pressure on a young, raw wide receiver corps that also is missing Chris Conley for the season and has Tyreek Hill hurting after also taking a nasty hit to the head.