Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano, who missed the Seattle game because of a knee injury, and cornerback Jamell Fleming, who has missed the last two games because of a hamstring injury, returned to practice on Monday and have a chance of playing on Thursday night at Oakland, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.
Wide receivers Donnie Avery (groin), A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) and cornerback Chris Owens (knee) did not practice Thursday.
Supernaw to the rescue
Tight end Phillip Supernaw, signed last week off Baltimore’s practice squad after Demetrius Harris was placed on injured reserve, started Sunday’s game against Seattle in a two-tight end formation with Travis Kelce. Supernaw participated in 13 plays and caught one pass for 3 yards.
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“He did OK, he did well,” said said offensive coordinator Doug Pederson. “As he gets a little bit more comfortable in the offense, we’ll keep him coming along. Overall, he definitely gave us the ability to keep sort of our same personnel groups intact. He did a nice job for us.”
The Chiefs will have just two practices before they get on a plane Wednesday and fly to Oakland for Thursday night’s game, so the coaching staff got a head start last week preparing for the winless Raiders.
Brad Childress, whose title is spread game analyst/special projects coach, put together the passing game, and offensive line coaches Andy Heck and Eugene Chung worked on the run game.
“Defensively, the guys took a peek at it also,” said Reid. “I was able to get back (to the office) after the (Seattle) game and sit down and knock out some things.”