[Kansas City.com] Coach Herm Edwards defended the Chiefs’ decision not to list quarterback Damon Huard on the injury report Thursday after he strained his groin in practice or inform the news media.
The Chiefs on Friday listed Huard as questionable for Sunday’s game against Seattle at Arrowhead Stadium. Edwards also answered questions about Huard’s situation.
“What we’re assuming is at that point in time, I knew exactly what was wrong with the player,” Edwards said. “I did not know exactly what was wrong with the player.”
“I don’t want to speculate. That’s the worst thing you can do. I did’t say anything (Thursday) because I didn’t know. If I had known all the information at that point in time, I would have said something.”
There’s no NFL rule requiring teams to talk to the media about injuries. But they are obligated to list players who might miss the upcoming game on the injury report.
AFC information manager Steve Alic indicated the Chiefs were within the spirit of the rule because the injury occurred late in Thursday’s practice.
“The fact they’re listing him (Friday) is key,” Alic said. “They’re obviously not trying to hide anything. I wouldn’t anticipate they’re in violation.”