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Chiefs’ Jah Reid misses practice Wednesday

Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Jah Reid.
Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Jah Reid. deulitt@kcstar.com

Right tackle Jah Reid, who has started the Chiefs’ last eight games, missed practice Wednesday with knee inflammation.

If Reid is unable to play in the regular-season finale against the Oakland Raiders, the Chiefs could turn to left guard Jeff Allen, who has started a game at the position this year, or Donald Stephenson, who has made six starts this year, all at left tackle.

“I’ll be prepared,” Stephenson said. “I’ve played right tackle in the past. I’m ready. … I’ve had a lot of practice at it.”

Stephenson, a third-round pick in 2012 and a pending free agent, has started 20 games at right tackle during a four-year pro career after playing left tackle at Oklahoma.

“I’ve always played left tackle, but once I got here, I kind of had to learn” right tackle, Stephenson said. “Me being put in that position, I’ve taken some pretty good sets and done a decent job at it.”

Outside linebacker Justin Houston (hyperextended knee), outside linebacker Tamba Hali (finger), safety Husain Abdullah (concussion), defensive end Mike DeVito were not present during the portion of practice open to the media.

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