Chiefs coach Andy Reid said running back Spencer Ware missed Wednesday’s practice because of a sprained toe.
“He’ll be all right for the game,” Reid said, referring to the Chiefs’ noon Sunday kickoff against the Houston Texans. “It’s just, we’ll rest him up today.”
Ware, 25, is coming off a monster game in which he tallied 70 rushing yards and 129 receiving yards as the lead back, as he doubled Charcandrick West in touches, 18 to nine, despite playing the same amount of snaps, 34.
Reid also said that quarterback Alex Smith, who had a noticeable bump on his elbow following Sunday’s game, is doing fine.
“He’s OK, (the swelling) is all down and he was throwing this morning, so he’s OK,” Reid said.
Running back Jamaal Charles, who was inactive Sunday as he works his way back from a knee injury, was limited. Reid said he’d practice on the scout team.
“Every day he gets a little bit better,” Reid said. “We just want to make sure that thing is set there. We don’t want to go through another surgery.”
▪ Inside linebacker Sam Barrington, a special-teams contributor, also missed practice because of a hamstring strain.
The Chiefs brought in Norfolk State inside linebacker Deon King for a workout earlier this week. King, 23, is listed at 6 feet 1 and 229 pounds.
King, who signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in May, was a three-year starter for the Spartans who racked up 163 tackles as a senior and won the Buck Buchanan Award as the nation’s top FCS defensive player.