KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe leads a quartet of players recovering from ailments sustained during Sunday’s 20-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Coach Andy Reid told reporters during his weekly Monday media session Bowe has a shoulder sprain, which Reid categorized as “a bit tender today.”
The Chiefs’ holiday practice schedule moves up a day in the coming days, meaning Wednesday’s practice shifts to Tuesday with the players off on Thursday, which is Christmas.
Reid told reporters it would “be a stretch” for Bowe to practice Tuesday. But the head coach appeared optimistic Bowe would be available as the week progresses ahead of Week 17’s game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium.
“Knowing Dwayne, I mean, he doesn’t miss much,” Reid said. “I think he’ll be OK once it’s all said and done here.”
Bowe logged 52 of the team’s 66 offensive snaps against the Steelers and recorded six catches for 57 yards on eight targets.
Reid said rookie right guard Zach Fulton is dealing with a foot strain. Fulton played 56 offensive snaps before giving way late in the game to Mike McGlynn, who logged the remaining 10 snaps.
“He’s limping around a little bit,” Reid said of Fulton.
Meanwhile, rookie cornerback Phillip Gaines continues to battle the flu-like symptoms that held him out of Sunday’s game.
“He still doesn’t feel very good,” Reid said. “We’ll just see how he does.”
Reid said linebacker Josh Martin, who logged 15 of the team’s 17 special teams snaps Sunday, is dealing with a “hand contusion.” Reid said Martin’s hand is not broken.