KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs began preparations for Sunday’s pivotal game against the Buffalo Bills without five players.
Guard Ben Grubbs (neck) did not practice and has already been ruled out, marking the fourth straight game he will miss since suffering the injury in Week 7.
Defensive end Allen Bailey (calf), linebacker Dee Ford (back), wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas (concussion) and running back Charcandrick West (hamstring) did not practice.
Bailey has missed the past two games, while Ford hurt his back during pregame warmups in Week 11 and did not play.
Coach Andy Reid said Thomas, who suffered a concussion on the second play from the line of scrimmage in Week 11, did not pass the concussion protocol and West is “making progress.”
Thomas and West were on the field without helmets and not participating while observing teammates go through individual position drills during the 20-minute portion of practice open to the media.
Other than the five previously mentioned players, the Chiefs appear in good shape on the injury report.
Defensive end Mike DeVito (shoulder), cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), tight end Travis Kelce (groin), rookie tight end Brian Parker (ankle, back) and rookie linebacker Ramik Wilson (ankle) all put in full practices.
Wilson, in particular, hasn’t played since suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 6.
The Bills list seven players on their initial report, which includes quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who was limited with a shoulder injury.
Wednesday’s injury report as released by the Chiefs:
Did not participate in practice: WR Marcus Easley (concussion), G John Miller (ankle), DT Kyle Williams (knee), DE Mario Williams (foot)
Limited participation: DT Marcell Dareus (knee), S Bacarri Rambo (shoulder), QB Tyrod Taylor (right shoulder)
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
OUT: G Ben Grubbs (neck)
Did not participate in practice: DE Allen Bailey (calf), LB Dee Ford (back), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion), RB Charcandrick West (hamstring)
Full participation: DE Mike DeVito (shoulder), CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), LB Tamba Hali (knee), TE Travis Kelce (groin), TE Brian Parker (ankle, back), LB Ramik Wilson (ankle)
Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.