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Reid optimistic about availability of Charcandrick West, De’Anthony Thomas

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas. along@kcstar.com

Running back Charcandrick West and wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas didn’t practice for the Chiefs on Wednesday but their outlook for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium is positive, Andy Reid said.

“I think we’ll at least get one of the two back, maybe both of them,” Reid said. “But if we don’t, we’re OK, we’ll be fine. When they haven’t played, we were still able to move the ball OK.”

West suffered a hamstring strain in the third quarter and Thomas concussion symptoms in the first quarter of the Chiefs’ 33-3 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Others not expected to practice on Wednesday: defensive lineman Allen Bailey (calf), linebacker Dee Ford (back) and offensive guard Ben Grubbs (neck). Grubbs has been ruled out.

For the Bills, quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who has been playing with an injured shoulder, said Wednesday that he expects to play this weekend.

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