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Chiefs LT Albert expected to play week seven


The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have much trouble beating the Oakland Raiders to remain undefeated this season, despite losing tackle Branden Albert to knee and elbow injuries during the game.

Still, it’s lucky that the Chiefs won’t be missing their starting left tackle going into this week’s game against the Houston Texans.

Pro Football Talk is reporting that head coach Andy Reid expects Albert back in the lineup after the Chiefs ruled out any serious injury to the tackle.

“I think he’ll be OK,” Reid said, per the Kansas City Star. “It doesn’t seem too severe.”

Unfortunately, a few of Kansas City’s other injuries seem less clear. Cornerback Brandon Flowers, who missed Sunday’s victory with a knee injury, is still dealing with inflammation, and could be limited in practice this week and a game time decision on Sunday.

Tight end Anthony Fasano, who has missed the previous three games with ankle and knee injuries, could potentially return to practice Wednesday. This would certainly help the Chiefs, who have already taken hits to the tight end position with injuries to Tony Moeaki and Travis Kelce earlier this season. There has been speculation the the Kansas Chiefs could trade back for Atlanta Falcons’ tight end Tony Gonzalez, but the Falcons have repeatedly denied any interest in trading him.

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  • toperspective

    Good news on Albert and Fasano.

  • redchiefs

    IF Eric Fisher continues to struggle as badly as he has been, time to move him to Left Tackle and move BA to RIGHT tackle. Rookie linemen often struggle badly, well, those chosen later in the draft like 4th round and later. HOWEVER, I think all of Eric Fisher’s struggles are due to him playing out of position. BA played his entire college career on the right side and right now R&D Brain Trust need to focus on how Alex Smith is at risk of ending up on the IR because the O cannot block. We’re almost halfway through the season and I’m seeing Alex Smith being harassed as badly as Matt Cassel was. IF the O line could block and AS had time to go through progressions, we might see an offense as good as the Broncos. Face it, it’s not just the pass blocking, There are no holes for Jamaal Charles to run through either.