Packers-Chiefs: Player notes

Injury updates, notes on individuals from each team

GREEN BAY PACKERS
-- WR Koren Robinson was held out of practice Thursday after he experienced swelling in his surgically repaired right knee following a full workout Wednesday. Head coach Mike McCarthy anticipates having Robinson back on the field today. Depending on how the knee responds after another practice, Robinson could be activated for the first time this season Sunday at Kansas City.

-- C Scott Wells practiced for the first time in a week, although he's not fully recovered from pneumonia that kept him out of the last game. Wells and Jason Spitz split the first-team reps at center, so the team may decide to stick with Spitz as the starter and have Wells available for emergency duty Sunday.

-- DT Ryan Pickett was limited for the second straight day because of a bruised knee he sustained in the last game. McCarthy is hopeful Pickett will be up for making the start Sunday. His playing time could be limited, though, with the Packers' having sufficient depth at the nose-tackle spot with Johnny Jolly and Colin Cole.

-- FS Nick Collins has been limited so far this week after experiencing some lingering soreness from a previous knee injury. He should be ready for Sunday.

-- FB Korey Hall had limited participation the last two days as he recovers from a neck injury. It's unclear whether he'll be able to play this weekend. John Kuhn is Hall's backup.

-- DE Aaron Kampman was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month on Thursday. Kampman led the conference in October with 5 1/2 sacks in three games. He matched his career high with three sacks Monday at Denver.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
-- DE Jared Allen was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October after recording six of his eight sacks in just three games last month - two of them Chiefs' victories. "It's cool, something to hang on the wall someday," Allen said of his first such player of the month designation. "But making the playoffs is the only thing that counts now. I'd rather be Defensive Player of the Year at the end of the season. MVP of the Super Bowl would be even better."

-- WR Eddie Kennison, who has taken fewer than 10 snaps all year because of a hamstring problem, worked for a second full day in practice Thursday, but remains questionable for the Packers game.

-- T Chris Terry continues to hold the starting right tackle spot, even as Kyle Turley - the starter at the beginning of the season - seems fully recovered from an ankle injury. The Chiefs likely will play both in a rotation against Green Bay defensive end Aaron Kampman.

-- S Bernard Pollard, a second-year starter who has been fooled by the play-fake on too many occasions this year, may get to sit back in a deep zone against the Packers and their 32nd-ranked rushing attack this week.


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