After battling balky knees for the better part of three seasons, outside linebacker Tamba Hali just made his season debut in the Chiefs’ last game, a 28-17 loss to Dallas on Nov. 5.
Unfortunately for the Chiefs, it appears Hali is already having some issues with at least one of his knees, as he missed practice Wednesday for precautionary reasons –– despite the fact the Chiefs are coming off a bye week.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid was asked if he considers this a setback or part of the scheduled maintenance for Hali, who recorded one tackle while playing 23 of 67 possible defensive snaps against Dallas.
“A little bit of each,” Reid said. “His knee swelled up a little bit. But kind of anticipated that, that’s what it’s done over the last few years, so we’re just backing up on it and letting it calm down. Then we’ll go from there.”
Hali wasn’t the only Chief to miss Wednesday’s practice in spite of the weeklong break. Three other starters –– defensive end Allen Bailey (knee), outside linebacker Dee Ford (back) and receiver Albert Wilson (hamstring) –– sat out, too.
Another trio of Chiefs –– center Mitch Morse (foot), tight end Demetrius Harris (shoulder) and defensive tackle Bennie Logan (knee) –– were all listed on the injury report, but were full participants in the Wednesday session.
Giants injury report
Four Giants starters –– inside linebacker B.J. Goodson (ankle), defensive tackle Damon Harrison (ankle), offensive lineman Justin Pugh (back) and linebacker Kelvin Sheppard (groin) –– missed practice on Wednesday with their respective injuries.
Six other Giants were limited, including defensive Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), guard D.J. Fluker (knee), defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson (ankle), linebacker Devon Kennard (quad), linebacker Calvin Munson (quad) and cornerback Donte Deayon (ankle).