Chiefs OLBs Justin Houston (shoulder) and Dee Ford (hamstring) are both active for today's game against the Falcons. NT Dontari Poe (back) is also active but missed practice all week. CB Phillip Gaines (knee) is out for the game.
Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (shoulder) and OLB Dee Ford (hamstring) are questionable for Sunday's game in Atlanta. Houston suffered his injury in the 2nd quarter of his huge outing at Denver last Sunday night and played through it. He put in a full practice Wednesday before sitting out Thursday and putting in a limited workout Friday. The fact that he participated at all leads us to believe he'll play. Similarly, Ford put in limited practices all week and would seem on track to return. NT Dontari Poe (back) is also questionable after missing practice all week. He's not much of an IDP option even if he plays. We'll update the status for all 3 Sunday morning.
Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (Achilles'), CB Marcus Peters (hip) and NT Dontari Poe (back) are active for tonight's game against the Chiefs after entering today questionable. CB Steven Nelson (neck) is inactive after also entering Sunday questionable.
Chiefs CB Marcus Peters (hip) is out for today's game against the Buccaneers. He joins DE Jaye Howard (hip) -- who was doubtful -- on the inactive list. The other questionable defensive starters are active: LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring), CB Phillip Gaines (neck), NT Dontari Poe (knee) and OLB Justin Houston (knee). Houston will make his season debut after opening the year on the PUP list.
The Chiefs will likely miss DE Jaye Howard (hip) Sunday against the Buccaneers. He missed practice all week after sitting out the Week 10 game and is listed as doubtful. LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring), CB Marcus Peters (hip), CB Phillip Gaines (neck), Justin Houston (knee) and Dontari Poe (knee) are all questionable. Houston's expected to play for the 1st time this season after putting in full practices Wednesday and Thursday. Peters, on the other hand, didn't practice at all this week and looks quite iffy. Johnson put in a limited practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. He played through the hamstring issue in Week 10. Poe practiced on a limited basis Thursday but sat out the other 2 days. Gaines put in limited workouts all week. We'll check on each player's status Sunday.