The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Dallas Cowboys yesterday and are now looking ahead to another NFC East foe in the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3. Nickel cornerback Dunta Robinson was unable to play against the Cowboys, as he was with his cousin, who was in the ICU following a car accident. Left tackle Branden Albert, on the other hand, was available for the Chiefs, but he suffered a left shoulder injury during the game. Even though Albert returned after a couple of series, some players still miss the next game even after returning, as we saw with Danny Amendola in Week 1.
Albert reportedly looked fine, though, and, per Adam Teicher of ESPN NFL Nation, head coach Andy Reid stated that Albert will be able to play through an AC sprain. The shoulder injury will limit Albert’s ability to be effective which will hurt facing Trent Cole and the Eagles defense, but the injury is relatively minor and wasn’t expected to cause him to miss Week 3.
Dunta Robinson looked solid when he did play in Week 1, and Kansas City Chiefs beat writer Reid Ferrin tweeted that Andy Reid has confirmed that Robinson is back and will play against the Eagles. Both bits of news are certainly good confirmations for the Chiefs, as the Chiefs will need Albert to help keep the Eagles front seven in check and Robinson will need to handle uber-reliable slot receiver Jason Avant. Against the San Diego Chargers, Avant caught four passes for 36 yards in a customary quiet, solid game for him.