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11-15-2008, 06:56 AM
Chiefs notebook: McBride removed from injury list


McBride removed from injury list
If their latest injury report can be believed, the Chiefs will have one of their starting defensive ends available for Sunday’s game against New Orleans at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs removed Turk McBride, who has a sore shoulder and didn’t play last week in San Diego, from their injury list.
Of course, the information might not be airtight. Last Thursday, the Chiefs removed cornerback Brandon Flowers from their injury report only to list him again on Friday. He didn’t play against the Chargers.
The other starting defensive end, Tamba Hali, has an injured ankle. He didn’t practice Thursday and is unlikely to play against the Saints.
Linebackers Pat Thomas (hamstring), Derrick Johnson (hamstring) and guard Adrian Jones (ankle) also were unable to practice. They are also unlikely to be available against the Saints.
Flowers (hamstring), running back Jamaal Charles (ankle), safety Jarrad Page (groin) and cornerback Patrick Surtain (quad) were limited in practice but have a better chance to play.
Classic mismatch?
The Saints have the league’s top team in total offense and are eighth in the league in scoring. The Chiefs are 32nd and last in yards allowed and 27th in points allowed.
Chiefs coach Herm Edwards wasn’t buying into the notion that those statistics prove Sunday’s game to be one between an irresistible force and a movable object.
“I don’t worry about that,” Edwards said. “I look at the last three games. We’ve improved, and that’s what you’ve got to go on. We’ve played like that, taken the ball away, stopped the run. We’ve got a chance to be in all of the football games. We’ve been in every football game doing that.”
The Chiefs allowed 400 or more yards and 20 or more points in each of the last three games.
Blackout streak lives another week
The Chiefs announced they had sold enough tickets to allow Sunday’s game to be locally televised. It will be shown this week on WDAF, Channel 4.
The Chiefs haven’t had a blacked-out home game since 1990.