Albert out for Chiefs; Croyle close to return

Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said during his press conference Thursday that rookie starting LT Brandon Albert will not play against the Panthers Sunday due to his right elbow injury. Albert left Sunday’s win over Denver late in the first half and was replaced by Herb Taylor.

“He’s out this week and next week’s the bye, which is good,” Edwards said. “He’s feeling better but his elbow is still swollen.”

Edwards was also asked about the status of QB Brodie Croyle, who began the season as the starter. Edwards said Croyle is close to 100 percent and will be ready to play by next week.

“He can throw it. He’s been throwing all week and he’s not sore,” said Edwards. “If he could have it his way he’d probably try to play, but not with your throwing arm. That’s not a smart move. I think another week will be good for him. He’s throwing the ball fairly decent.”

Check out the Chiefs’ official website for more of the transcript from Edwards’ media session today.

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