Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Flowers, Anthony Fasano Injury Updates

The Kansas City Chiefs could be missing one of their star players in Week 3 when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles, as Brandon Flowers has been listed questionable, according to a tweet from ESPN NFL Nation’s Adam Teicher. The Chiefs and Eagles are set to fight it out tomorrow night on Thursday Night Football, and Flowers’s absence would be a huge one for the Chiefs. DeSean Jackson is a huge weapon for the Eagles offense, and he’s a highly-talented receiver looking at a career year. While the Chiefs have depth at corner, Flowers is one of the best CBs in the league and his star power and ability to flat-out shut down D-Jax will be missed if he can’t play.

That said, Flowers is still listed questionable, so there’s about an even chance of him playing as there is of him being absent. It looks like Flowers will be a game-time decision, and the short week has been rough on his knee injury. The worst case scenario at this point is if the Chiefs end up playing Sean Smith on Jackson, which could work out if it’s a good day for Smith. He’s a very talented corner, but he’s also inconsistent and not as good as Flowers overall; watch closely for more updates on his status.

The Chiefs are ailing at tight end at the moment, and Teicher also stated in the tweet above that Anthony Fasano has been listed doubtful for tomorrow night’s game. Fasano did not practice yesterday, and his ankle injury combined with Travis Kelce’s knee injury could put the Chiefs in serious trouble at TE. Kelce was inactive in Week 1 and didn’t play in Week 2 despite being active, but he should (I use that lightly, as his status is unclear) be able to play against the Eagles. If both players end up missing the game, then Sean McGrath will be the Chiefs starter at tight end. Even though McGrath showed plenty of promise against the Dallas Cowboys, it’s not ideal to have a blocking tight end as good as Fasano out. I expect one of Kelce or Fasano to play against Philly, and it looks like Kelce is the safer bet.

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  • KcNdaRock

    Is moeki on the team I know he was cut and injuries but that’s been awhile. Or was he claimed off waivers

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      Last I read, he’s still wading in free agency. Anyone have anything else different?

      • Curtis

        He’s on the Chiefs IR. Check the kcchiefs roster on the Chiefs website. It has his name under IR with Ricky Henry.

        • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

          Thanks for the info, Curtis, good to hear he’s still with the team. Man, if only Moeaki could stay healthy, because he’s a real asset as a “move” tight end (always love those kinds of TEs). Either way, though, he’s still not on the roster right now. Any thoughts on the TE situation for the Chiefs? Are the Chiefs worried that Kelce is too raw, or is that not a concern at all?

          • Curtis

            Seems like Kelce is much like Moeaki. Just can’t shake the injuries. I think the biggest fear with putting Kelce in as the #1 guy (even as a fill in for Fasano) is the question of whether he will/can make it through a complete game unscathed.

            Reid has built so much of this offense on TE’s, so if we can’t get some solid work there, we’re going to start to see some serious struggles for our offense.

          • KcNdaRock

            Yea we will. As11 depends alot on the te play and Vernon Davis was his bf when it came to checking down. I think it’ll force him to check down to receivers out of the backfield which is a huge advantage for the chiefs

          • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

            Oh yeah, I think the Eagles have to be scared about the thought of their defense having to tackle a guy like JC following a dump-off pass. As for Kelce, I hope he can stay healthy and get things down on offense, because he has plenty of natural talent and could be a good pass-catching TE and No. 1 TE in this league. He’s still probably a way’s away, and I was just wondering if the Chiefs are reluctant to play him because of his knee soreness or because he just hasn’t learned the offense yet. We’ll probably learn the answer after tomorrow night’s game.

          • paul pace

            I agree, Kelce has the talent but can he stay healthy?? You can have all the talent in the world but if you are injury prone like Moeki then you are no use to anyone. Hopefully, he will be out there on the field tomorrow because I would love to see this young man make it in the NFL as a top notch TE.

  • Richard Comstock

    Now flowers being out changed my outlook on this game Thursday night..lets PRAY that he makes the game! we will need him..