Chiefs Tuesday Tidbits

News and notes on the Kansas City Chiefs.

 --CB William Bartee, who did not play against San Diego in the opener, will probably be upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Pittsburgh while he nurses an ankle sprained in practice the week before the preseason finale.
   --TE Tony Gonzalez now has a sore ankle to go with the sore knee he played on against San Diego, when he caught only two passes, but he's expected to play again against Pittsburgh.
   --LB Shawn Barber was on the post-game injury report with a hip pointer after San Diego, but it doesn't appear serious enough to make him miss the Pittsburgh game.
   --WR Marc Boerigter, it turns out, came down with the flu the night before the San Diego game, which contributed to the cramps that limited his involvement to one catch for 25 yards.
   --DT Eddie Freeman, who dislocated an elbow in the first week of training camp and has done mainly conditioning work since then, is expected to return to practice this week.
   --FS Jerome Woods, a starter, did well in his role as nickel corner in the San Diego game. Well enough that the Chiefs may ask him to do so again against Pittsburgh if CB William Bartee is unable to play and rookie CB Julian Battle is the only other available corner. But the Chiefs probably won't make this a permanent move, preferring to use Woods' ability to roam the entire field as a safety.
   --RB Larry Johnson, the Chiefs' first-round draft pick, did not suit up for the season opener against San Diego, as the Chiefs usually don't activate the No. 5 running back. A limited 4-11 rushing effort by Derrick Blaylock in spelling Priest Holmes would suggest that Johnson can move up, but Blaylock's importance on special teams continues to tip the scales in his favor.
   --QB Trent Green's 282 passing yards against San Diego -- 204 of which came in the first half as the Chiefs built a 24-0 halftime lead -- was the highest single-game total by an AFC quarterback in the season opener. Green's 21-of-32 accuracy with one TD and one INT was good for a 90.9 rating.

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