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What We Learned From Friday's Media Availability

Andy Reid addressed the media on Friday

OPENING STATEMENT:"Alright, the people that did not practice today: Dontari Poe – he just had a back spasm, but he's going to be fine. He didn't practice. Jaye Howard didn't practice. Jeremy Maclin didn't practice. Marcus Peters has that hip pointer; he did not practice – making progress though. Then, [James] Winchester, obviously, he didn't practice today. We look forward to the opportunity of playing Tampa Bay. The guys have had a good week of practice. I know they look forward to the challenge of playing against a good football team."

Q: Any indication who's going to be out on Sunday or is it up in the air?

REID:"Yeah, everybody's iffy right now. So, we'll see how it goes."

Q: You plan to have Justin Houston up Sunday?

REID:"I think it's a good chance, but we'll see. We'll see how he worked out today."

Q:D.J. White has been back a little at practice this week – how's he been looking?

REID:"He's done a good job – yeah. He's done a good job. They got it where he can move his hand and do that whole thing. He did alright."

Q: Last week you struggled on third down, the Buccaneers are fourth in conversion rates against other opponents, is that something you've been focusing on at all this week?

REID: "We've got to do better than we did last week. Normally, we've been pretty good at that, and they are very good at it. We concentrate on it every week. I don't want to say we don't, that's a loaded question there, but we try to focus on that every week and we have to do better than we did last week."

Q: 10 game home winning streak, how much are you looking forward to getting back to the fans at Arrowhead?

REID: "We feel like we have the best fans around. It's great to come back in here. We've welcomed everybody in. It's loud, and I know the place will be packed this week."

Q: Doug Collins is getting inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame, I understand he's a friend of yours, could you speak on that?

REID: "He's a phenomenal guy first of all, great person. Very seldom are you a Hall of Fame Announcer, Hall of Fame Coach and Hall of Fame Player. That's pretty good. That kind of says it all, and he's a Hall of Fame person. I think the world of him."

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