Nov 29, 2019 11:53 PM

Chiefs' Reid: Williams only one listed as out for Sunday

Posted Nov 29, 2019 11:53 PM

Andy Reid. Photo courtesy Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid provided a brief update about the team on Friday. Following are his comments.

OPENING STATEMENT: “Alright, so the only person who is going to be listed as out will be Damien Williams. Everybody else practiced today and did a good job. Sammy (Watkins) is back. Sammy had a little bit of the flu, but he’s back and ready to go. We look forward to the challenge of playing the Raiders in a great atmosphere at Arrowhead. It’s against a good football team. There’s nothing like the Raiders and the Chiefs playing. Again, we look forward to it. Our guys have had a good week of practice and again an opportunity to play against a good team. With that, time is yours.”

Q: Do you expect to have Sammy Watkins on Sunday?

REID: “Yeah, he’s OK. He worked today.”

Q: We didn’t mention the red zone on both sides of the football on Wednesday, was that something you looked at during the bye week, where you could improve on both sides?

REID: “Going back just offensively, the penalties down there have hurt us. Other than that the execution has been pretty good, but we have to take care of the penalties. That kind of falls into a bunch of different categories. Defensively we have looked at that too, but there have been some good things there.”

Q: Is it safe to say LeSean McCoy will be the first back to touch the ball?

REID: “We’ll see. We got packages we use and all that so I can’t guarantee anything.”


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K-State women stumble against Memphis in Junkanoo Jam

BIMINI, Bahamas – For the fourth time in program history, Kansas State took part in the Junkanoo Jam facing Memphis on Friday afternoon at Gateway Christian Academy.

The Wildcats were unable to hold a nine-point third quarter lead as the Tigers downed K-State, 72-68.


K-State (3-2), holding a 34-32 lead at the half, came out fast to start the third quarter. Ayoka Lee scored four points and Rachel Ranke buried a 3-pointer to force a Memphis (4-3) timeout with 8:38 to play and the Wildcats leading 41-32.


Lee would finish another layup to give the Wildcats a 43-34 advantage with 7:18 to play. After a layup from Jasauen Beard kept K-State in front, 45-41, following a 7-0 run from Memphis, K-State would go scoreless until the final second of the quarter.


Following the Beard layup, the Tigers would go on a 15-0 run and take an 11-point lead, 56-45. Angela Harris would convert a layup before the buzzer to end the drought and bring K-State to within nine, 56-47, entering the fourth quarter.


Memphis would build its lead to 13, 64-51, with 6:32 remaining in the fourth quarter before K-State started its rally. A Harris layup with 6:02 to play was the catalyst for a 12-2 run for the Wildcats and brought K-State to within three, 66-63, with 2:05 remaining. Peyton Williams finished a layup and was fouled in the attempt to close the game to three. After missing her free throw, Williams tied up the Memphis rebounder, but K-State was unable to score after retaining possession.


After a free throw by Memphis gave the Tigers a 67-63 lead with 1:45 to play, Christianna Carr finished a layup to bring K-State within two, 67-65, with 1:38 to play. The Wildcats would get no closer, as Memphis closed out the win.


K-State finished the afternoon shooting 40.8 percent (29-of-71) from the field, but were held to 21.7 percent (5-of-23) from beyond the arc. The Wildcats were also cold from the free throw line, shooting 5-of-15 (.333). Memphis shot 46.8 percent from the field (29-of-62).


The Wildcats had four players in double figures led by Lee with 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Harris scored a personal season-high 13 points and pulled in six boards.


Memphis was led by Jamirah Shutes with a game-high 27 points.


K-State is now 3-4 all-time in the Junkanoo Jam.


K-State will conclude action at the 17th annual Junkanoo Jam on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (CT), against either LSU or (15/15) Michigan State. Saturday’s game will be available on FloHoops and on the K-State Sports Network and for free at


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