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Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali could play vs Denver, Justin Houston's status still uncertain

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) is helped from the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) is helped from the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)  (The Associated Press)

Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali had an MRI exam on his sprained left ankle that came back better than expected Monday, while fellow linebacker Justin Houston had an MRI exam on his left elbow postponed because of swelling.

Coach Andy Reid wouldn't say whether his top two pass rushers, both of them Pro Bowl picks a year ago, would be available for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.

Hali rolled over his ankle in the first half of Sunday's 41-38 loss to the San Diego Chargers. He was walking on crutches in the locker room after the game, but Reid said that he was feeling better on Monday. It's possible he could play vs Denver.

Houston appears to be more doubtful after a subluxation of his elbow.