The Kansas City Chiefs will attempt to snap a three-game losing streak without key players on both sides of the field, as left tackle Branden Albert and outside linebacker Branden Albert have been ruled out of Sunday's game at the Washington Redskins.
Albert left last week's loss to the Denver Broncos with a hyperextended left knee, while Houston hasn't played since suffering a dislocated right elbow against the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 24.
The Chiefs could also be without tight end Anthony Fasano, who has been going through the league's concussion protocol. Second-year player Sean McGrath is the only other tight end on the roster, which could lead to a roster move before Sunday if Fasano can't play. Practice squad tight ends Demetrius Harris and Dominique Jones took some practice reps Friday.
"I'm going to get with (general manager John) Dorsey on it and (trainer) Rick (Burkholder) and make sure everything's-these things you don't know," coach Andy Reid said about Fasano's status. "I want to make sure we exhaust everything and make sure everything is right before I say something. We'll get it to you fairly quick on what the situation is. ... McGrath and would seem like the logical one if Fasano can't make it."
Fasano has also been dealing with a sore knee, although Reid said his availability will be tied to "e the concussion part of it."