Five key Chiefs are listed as questionable for their road test Sunday against Atlanta, including nose tackle Dontari Poe (back), outside linebacker Dee Ford (hamstring), receiver Jeremy Maclin (groin), outside linebacker Justin Houston (shoulder) and defensive lineman Kendall Reyes (knee).
Of the five, Poe is the only one who has not practiced at all this week, which is typically a bad sign regarding availability. The Chiefs said Poe, who underwent disc surgery on his back last year, is dealing with back spasms.
Houston missed practice on Thursday but was a full participant Wednesday and a limited participant Friday. Ford and Maclin were limited in all three practices this week while Reyes was limited Wednesday and Friday but did not practice Thursday.
Cornerback Steven Nelson, who missed the Chiefs’ last game on Sunday due to a neck issue, was a full participant all week and is expected to play. So is tackle Mitchell Schwartz (ankle) and receiver Chris Conley (Achilles’), who are both listed on the injury report but were full participants Friday.
Falcons injury report
Defensive end Adrian Clayborn (knee) has been ruled out along with linebacker Paul Worrilow (illness).