Albert, who has been dealing with a hyperextended knee, will be replaced by Donald Stephenson at left tackle. Stephenson has done an excellent job there in the few weeks Albert has been out. Frank Zombo will take over once again at outside linebacker for Houston.
Good news is the Chiefs will return starting tight end Anthony Fasano, who has missed the last two weeks with a concussion. Alex Smith may need all the tight ends they can get today given how cold and snowy the weather is in Kansas City.
#Chiefs inactives: Bray, Houston, N. Johnson, Kush, R. Johnson, Albert & Howard. Stephenson for BA, Schwartz starts at RG. Zombo for Houston
— Reid Ferrin (@KCChiefs_Reid) December 22, 2013
Indianapolis will be without safety Sergio Brown, linebacker Daniel Adongo, guard Hugh Thornton, tackle Jeff Linkenbach, guard Joe Reitz, defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois and defensive tackle Montori Hughes. T.Y. Hilton and Robert Mathis, each of whom missed at least one practice this week, will be active.
Your Colts inactives: S.Brown, Thornton, Linkenbach, Reitz, Hughes and Jean Francois. Nixon at LG, McGlynn at RG, Moala for RJF.
— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) December 22, 2013
In an unrelated Chiefs-Colts note, the Buffalo Bills have activated former Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki for this week’s game. Moeaki was released before the start of the season due to an injury.