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Nov 26 2014 - Colt Anderson, S Colt Anderson (knee) did not participate in Wednesday's practice session. Anderson, though, remains hopeful of playing Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium against Washington. His status will be updated on Friday.
Nov 26 2014 - Xavier Nixon, OG/OT Xavier Nixon (foot) was hurt late in Wednesday's practice session. The injury is not thought to be serious. But his availability for Thursday's practice remains to be decided. Nixon is in contention to start at right guard for injured starter Hugh Thornton.
Nov 26 2014 - Josh Gordy, CB Josh Gordy (back) was held out of Wednesday's practice session. Gordy has been nursing a low back injury since the end of the Jacksonville game. His availability for Sunday's home game with the Redskins won't be decided until the end of the week.
Nov 26 2014 - Vontae Davis, CB Vontae Davis (foot) was wearing a boot during Wednesday's workout. Davis' injury, however, is not considered to be serious. When asked if he expected the veteran back to play Sunday against Washington, head coach Chuck Pagano said yes.
Nov 26 2014 - Gosder Cherilus, OT Gosder Cherilus (shoulder) returned for Wednesday's workout. Cherilus did not practice last week and sat out the Jacksonville game. He should be okay to start on Sunday when the Colts face the Redskins at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Nov 26 2014 - Andy Studebaker, ILB Andy Studebaker (hamstring) is listed as day-to-day. Studebaker was hurt in the second half of the Jacksonville game last week. His availability for this week's matchup with Washington has not been determined.
Nov 26 2014 - Greg Toler, CB Greg Toler (concussion) got some work in on Wednesday. Toler, though, was held out of contact. He is still going through the league's concussion protocols. He did not play against Jacksonville last week. Toler is hopeful of starting Sunday against Washington.
Nov 26 2014 - Loucheiz Purifoy, CB Loucheiz Purifoy (concussion) practiced Wednesday but was not allowed to be involved in any contact work. Purifoy is still going through the league's concussion protocols. His status for the Washington game won't be decided until the end of the week.
Nov 26 2014 - Hugh Thornton, OG Hugh Thornton (MCL sprain) did not practice Wednesday. He is still listed as day-to-day but is not expected to be ready to play against Washington this week. Thornton may miss a couple of games before he is cleared to return.
Nov 26 2014 - Dwayne Allen, TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against Washington. Allen did not practice on Wednesday. He was held out of the Jacksonville game. Allen may be able to play if cleared next week at Cleveland. Pagano continues to say that the talented tight end is trending in the right direction.
Nov 26 2014 - Tamba Hali, OLB Tamba Hali has appeared in 17 games against the Broncos over his career, pulling down 9.5 sacks and 48 total tackles. Hali had a sack in the first meeting this season in Denver, and that was his first against the Broncos in the last four seasons.
Nov 26 2014 - Dwayne Bowe, WR Dwayne Bowe caught 13 passes for 186 yards and two touchdown catches in a November 2010 game against Denver. Since then, in seven games he has averaged three catches for 43 yards per game, with only one scoring catch. Earlier this season, he had three catches for 40 yards against the Broncos in Denver.
Nov 26 2014 - Jamaal Charles, RB Jamaal Charles has run for more yards and accumulated more yards from scrimmage against the Broncos than any other opponent. Charles has run for 827 yards on 155 carries with four scoring runs, and overall has produced 989 offensive yards and five touchdowns.
Nov 26 2014 - Alex Smith, QB Alex Smith has started four games against the Broncos in his career, completing 90 of 161 passes for 972 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. In three games as a starter for the Chiefs against Denver Smith holds a 0-3 record, averaging 259 passing yards per game, with four touchdown tosses and one interception.
Nov 26 2014 - Kevin Vickerson, DE Kevin Vickerson did not practice Wednesday due to a calf strain that he suffered in last Thursday night's game against the Raiders in Oakland.
Nov 26 2014 - Junior Hemingway, WR Junior Hemingway did not practice Wednesday; he has not yet been cleared under the league's concussion protocols. Hemingway suffered the head injury in last Thursday night's game against Oakland.
Nov 26 2014 - Anthony Fasano, TE Anthony Fasano did not practice Wednesday as he continues to rehab the knee injury that he suffered in a game against Seattle on Nov. 16. Head coach Andy Reid said he's making progress and indicated that Fasano may be available for play Sunday night against Denver.
Nov 26 2014 - Eric Berry, S Eric Berry is undergoing a final series of tests to determine the characteristics of the tumor discovered in the right side of his chest that has been given the preliminary diagnosis of lymphoma. Berry traveled on Monday to Atlanta, where further testing and then treatment will be handled at Emory University Hospital. On Wednesday the Chiefs had no update on his condition.
Nov 26 2014 - Cairo Santos, Rookie PK Cairo Santos has survived 11 games as the Chiefs' kicker and the Brazilian-born product of Tulane University escaped his bad 1-for-2 start and has now made 13 straight field goals. He has not missed a three-pointer since Sept. 14, in the season's second game. That was a 37-yarder in Denver against the Broncos.
Over the last month he has not gotten a lot of opportunities for field goals, averaging just 1.25 attempts per game over the last four weeks. But he has been steady and reliable in handling all the kicking duties, even in several cold weather games that were the first of his life. Temperatures in the 30s, with strong wind were never a factor in high school in Florida or at Tulane, where his home games were inside the Superdome.
"He's kicked in some cold weather, some wind, some rain; he's seen everything," said special teams coordinator Dave Toub. "He continues to look good. We are counting on him. He's doing a good job; he's been consistent."
Santos started the season with 17 touchbacks in his first seven games, but in poor weather conditions he has had just two in the last four games. Some of that is by design, as Toub has him kicking balls designed to allow the coverage unit a chance to stop the returner inside the 20-yard line.
Nov 26 2014 - Jason Avant, WR Jason Avant joined the Chiefs this week, reuniting with his former head coach in Philadelphia. Avant was drafted by Andy Reid and spent seven seasons catching balls in the Eagles offense. When he hit NFL free agency during the 2014 offseason, Avant looked to signing with Kansas City, but he ended up inking a deal with Carolina.
When Avant was released last week by the Panthers, his attention turned again to hooking up with Reid and not so much because of familiarity with the offensive playbook.
"You appreciate his knowing how to use personnel, him and his football experience over the years, having all different types of players," Avant said. "He's had big receivers like (Dwayne) Bowe. He's had small receivers like DeSean (Jackson). He's had guys in certain realms do different things and he's able to use those guys in the right way.
"He's also great at game planning and he's just a great person. I respect him and his family so much. I like the way he looks at the game, how he takes the game really serious and I love playing for Coach (David) Culley as well. When you have guys that want to follow you places, which most of the guys from the Eagles staff followed him here, you want to be around that type of person. He's infectious and he's always positive thinking."