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Chiefs’ Spencer Ware likely to play against the Browns

Spencer Ware
Spencer Ware

Running back Spencer Ware didn’t log any carries in the Chiefs’ 34-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday because of sore ribs, though he was available in an emergency.

“His ribs were a little bit sore, and we had Knile (Davis) there, so we feel comfortable with him and worked him in when needed,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “But as an emergency, he could (have played).”

Reid was optimistic that Ware, who has 312 yards and five touchdowns on 51 carries for a team-high 6.1 yards per carry, should be available to carry the ball Sunday against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. He logged two special-teams snaps against the Ravens.

“I think he’ll be ready this week,” Reid said.

▪ When asked about the severity of receiver De’Anthony Thomas’ concussion — he’s missed the Chiefs’ last four games, while some players with concussions return in no more than a week — Reid said the 5-foot-8, 173-pound receiver simply hasn’t passed the league’s protocol.

“It’s pretty regimented there,” Reid said. “They’re all different.”