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Chiefs’ Albert expected to play against Eagles

  • Kansas City Star
  • Published Monday, Sep. 16, 2013, at 9:57 p.m.

— Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert did not practice Monday because of an AC joint sprain in his shoulder, but coach Andy Reid said Albert should be available to play on Thursday night at Philadelphia.

“He’s a little sore today,” Reid said, “but I think he’ll be OK.”

In addition to Albert, tight ends Anthony Fasano (ankle) and Travis Kelce (knee), cornerback Brandon Flowers (knee) and linebacker James Michael Johnson (neck) did not practice on Monday, and defensive end Mike DeVito (neck) was limited.

Cornerback Dunta Robinson, who missed all of last week because of a family issue, returned to Kansas City on Monday and is expected to be in uniform as the nickel back on Thursday.

Albert left Sunday’s win over Dallas early in the second quarter but returned after missing just four snaps. Second-year man Donald Stephenson replaced Albert for those plays.

Fasano also left the game but returned. The Chiefs are carrying three tight ends on the active roster, but Kelce has yet to appear on an offensive play this season because of a knee bruise.

The Eagles said cornerback Brandon Hughes did not practice on Monday because of a hamstring.

Chiefs cut McDougald — The Chiefs waived rookie safety Bradley McDougald on Monday.

McDougald, who was an undrafted free agent from Kansas, was active for the Dallas game on Sunday but did not appear. This is the second time he has been released by the club, but he was brought back during opening week after clearing waivers.

The Chiefs are expected to fill the roster spot before they practice on Wednesday, depending on the injury situation.

McDougald could be placed on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

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