Nick Foles to start in place of Alex Smith vs. Jaguars


Nick Foles to start in place of Alex Smith vs. Jaguars

Nick Foles will make his first start as a Kansas City Chief in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, head coach Andy Reid announced Wednesday. The team said Smith was "asymptomatic" of a concussion during or after the game and Smith said, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, that his previous experiences with concussions leaves him confident he didn't suffer one this time.

Meanwhile, fellow QB Alex Smith won't be available to back Foles up Sunday, setting the stage for Tyler Bray to handle the team's No. 2 QB duties.

Smith said Wednesday he never failed any of the concussion tests administered after each of the blows, the second of which knocked him from the game.

Foles was 16-of-22 for 223 yards and two touchdowns in relief of starter Alex Smith during the Chiefs' 30-14 victory against the Colts on Sunday. "This was a decision we came to together". Ware has not yet passed the league's concussion protocol. Ware has not been ruled out of Sunday's game. Precaution here was the weighing factor, " Smith said.

"The only mistake was me telling (the spokesman) concussion, out", Burkholder said. "I felt really good, we went through the protocol, I thought everybody was really cautious, because of what they saw".

Charles is Kansas City's all-time leading rusher with 7,260 yards.

Charles was placed on injured reserve, which means he will miss at least eight weeks. Reid has not ruled out the possibility of Ware playing this week.

With only Charcandrick West available on the active roster, the Chiefs signed former second-round pick Bishop Sankey to shore up the position.

"We've all got confidence in each other, " Reid said, "so we go out and next man comes in and goes".



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