The foot injury suffered by Brandon Flowers of the Chiefs still has the cornerback being withheld from practice and it is now possible that Flowers, arguably the Chiefs' best defensive back, will miss the regular season opener against the Atlanta Falcons.
ESPN's Bill Williamson looked at injuries in the AFC West and highlighted the possibility:
Kansas City cornerback Brandon Flowers is still not practicing because of a foot injury he suffered July 31. With the regular season starting in 13 days, it is safe to say Flowers is in jeopardy of missing the opener against the pass-happy Falcons.
As Williamson notes, the Falcons are a pass-happy team that features dynamic receiving threats like Julio Jones and Roddy White. Matt Ryan leads the NFL in passing after three weeks of the regular season and the Falcons finished in the top 10 in the NFL in passing last season.
Flowers, a second round pick in 2008 of the Chiefs, signed a five-year extension worth $50 million during the 2011 season and has 13 career interceptions with the team.