QB Trent Green will miss Wednesday's first workout of the week while attending the funeral of his father in St. Louis. The Chiefs will be represented by staff personnel as opposed to player. Jim Green died of a sudden heart attack last Thursday at the age of 58, but his son played while grieving against the Chargers and had his best day of the season in throwing for 347 yards and two TDs in a losing effort.
QB Todd Collins, who hasn't started a game since the 1997 season with Buffalo, will take all of the first-team snaps at the Chiefs practice Wednesday when Trent Green is in St. Louis for the funeral of his father.
Priest Holmes' absence from the lineup was a key factor in the Chiefs getting only one field goal out of six plays inside the 10 in Kansas City's loss to San Diego. Holmes is a touchdown machine inside the five yard line, but Larry Johnson wasn't nearly as efficient on his two tries from inside the three on two different series.
RB Larry Johnson, who ripped through Oakland for 118 yards on only 20 carries in a Chiefs win over the Raiders at Oakland last December, likely will get all the first-team reps at Wednesday's practice as Priest Holmes recovers from the mild head trauma sustained in last week's loss at San Diego.
WR Chris Horn had the best game of his career in the loss at San Diego with seven catches for 58 yards in the losing effort.
WR Eddie Kennison, who burned Oakland for 149 yards on eight catches in a Chiefs win at Oakland last December, had his third 100-yard game of the season in the loss at San Diego last week. But six of Kennison's seven catches (for 115 yards) came in the second half after KC trailed 21-3 at halftime.
TE Tony Gonzalez, in catching his first TD pass of the year in the loss at San Diego last week, passed Wesley Walls for the third-most TD catches (55) by a tight end in NFL history. Gonzalez's 7 catch, 97-yard day against the Chargers was his best of the season.
WR/KR Dante Hall totaled nine touches for 171 yards in the loss at San Diego. He got the biggest chunks on a 53-yard kickoff return and a 52-yard punt return, both of which were just one man away from going the distance.
DE Jared Allen, though going without a sack against San Diego, still showed productivity in posting four tackles, five QB pressures, two passes deflected and a forced Reche Caldwell fumble.
DE Eric Hicks had five tackles, two quarterback pressures and a forced fumble on LaDainian Tomlinson while playing outside in regular defense and inside at tackle occasionally in nickel defenses.
LB Derrick Johnson had eight solo tackles, two QB pressures and a pass defended in the loss to San Diego. He had 10 tackles and a fumble recovery in the victory earlier this season over Oakland.
K Lawrence Tynes had made 11 straight field goals and 14 of 16 for the season with 2-of-2 accuracy from 50-plus yards and 4-of-5 from 40 yards and beyond.
S Jerome Woods is unlikely to play on Sunday afternoon because of a strained right hamstring.
WR Samie Parker is still unable to run at full speed and his status for Sunday's game against the Raiders is still in question.
Defensive tackle Ryan Sims began running this week. The Chiefs lost Sims in week one against the New York Jets and they decided to keep him on the active roster. If all goes well this week, it's possible Sims could rejoin the Chiefs at the end of the month.
LB Shawn Barber's status on the roster must be clarified by Next Monday. He is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform List (PUP) and the Chiefs must decided to put him on the active roster or place him on injured reserve. If Kansas City does place him on the injured reserve, then he would be unable to return to the team this year.
Warpaint Illustrated staff contributed to this report.
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