Chiefs practice report: Justin Houston, Travis Kelce out with illness

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 26: Running back LeSean McCoy
KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 26: Running back LeSean McCoy /

A few members of the Kansas City Chiefs roster are missing practice on Thursday due to an undisclosed illness.

Here’s hoping that a few more days of rest, relaxation and plenty of fluids will be enough for some members of the Kansas City Chiefs to feel well enough to play on Sunday. Currently a nasty illness is apparently making its way through the locker room as stars like tight end Travis Kelce and outside linebacker Justin Houston are missing practice with an illness.

If the Chiefs are going to defeat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and make it three wins in a row, it would certainly be easier if these players were healthy. Travis Kelce adds another unstoppable dimension in the passing game and would specifically create very tough nightmares for a thin linebacking corps for the Dolphins. Houston, on the other hand, has flown under the radar this year despite leading the team in tackles. Without Houston, the team’s pass rush would take a serious hit and Chiefs fans might even see Tanoh Kpassagon in a starting role opposite Frank Zombo.

Terez Paylor notes that Eric Fisher is back in practice today, but he was out with an “illness” on Wednesday, so perhaps that is a sign that whatever is doesn’t last too long—perhaps a 24-hour flu? Fisher’s return means that both offensive tackles should be expected to start for Kansas City and both players have been playing very good, showing up in a big way on Sunday by staving off Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram in a win over the Los Angeles Chargers.