Bills vs. Chiefs Injury Report: NFL Playoff Updates On Willie Gay to Play, Darrel Williams Remains Questionable, More For Divisional Round
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And then there were eight.
Bills vs. Chiefs will be the second of two games on Sunday to put a bow on the NFL Divisional Round. The Chiefs finished 12-5 during the regular season and secured the No. 2 seed in the AFC. Kansas City beat Pittsburgh 42-21 on Wild Card Weekend at Arrowhead Stadium, where this game will also be played. The Bills finished 11-6 during the regular season and advanced to the Divisional Round by routing the Patriots 47-17.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. Temperatures are expected to hover in the 40s with winds in the 10-15 mph range.
The final injury report of the week was released on Friday: Two players were listed on the Bills’ side (one more from Thursday) and eight players were listed on the Chiefs’ side.
Bills vs. Chiefs Injury Report
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The Friday injury report for the Bills was fairly clean with one new addition. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs (Vet Rest) was added to the report as a non-participant, though it appears this is a planned rest situation and does not warrant concern at this time. Defensive end Mario Addison (shoulder) was upgraded to a full participant after practicing in a limited fashion in the two prior practices due to a shoulder injury he suffered last week against the Patriots.
The Friday injury report for the Chiefs featured zero new additions. Running back Darrel Williams (toe) was upgraded from a DNP to limited and will be questionable heading into the weekend with a toe injury. Linebacker Willie Gay (NIR-Personal) was upgraded from a non-participant to full. Left tackle Prince Tega Wanogho (rib) was upgraded from limited to full. Cornerback Rashad Fenton (back) was the Chiefs’ lone DNP of the day. He is listed as questionable to play this week. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens (back) was limited for the second day in a row due to a back injury.
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder), wide receiver Tyreek Hill (heel) and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (knee) were full participants for the third day in a row. Edwards-Helaire has been held out of the last three games, but it appears he is trending in the right direction towards playing this week.
The Thursday injury report for the Bills was lean once again. Defensive end Mario Addison (shoulder) was the lone Buffalo player listed. He was limited for the second day in a row due to a shoulder injury that he suffered in the second half of Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
The Thursday injury report for the Chiefs featured three new additions: linebackers Willie Gay (NIR-Personal) and Anthony Hitchens (back) and left tackle Prince Tega Wanogho (rib). Gay was a non-participant for personal reasons, while Hitchens and Wanogho were limited participants with back and rib issues, respectively.
Running back Darrel Williams (toe) and cornerback Rashad Fenton (back) were the other DNPs on the report; neither participated in Tuesday’s practice due to toe and back issues, respectively. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder), wide receiver Tyreek Hill (heel) and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (knee) were all full participants for the second day in a row. Edwards-Helaire has been held out of the last three games and was a non-participant in practice last week. His return could be crucial for the Chiefs’ run game with Williams ailing.
The Wednesday injury report for the Bills was extremely lean with just one player mentioned. Defensive end Mario Addison (shoulder) was limited due to a shoulder injury that he suffered in the second half of Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
The Wednesday injury report for the Chiefs was relatively light with five players total: Three offensive players and two defensive players.
The Kansas City offensive players listed were wide receiver Tyreek Hill (heel) and running backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) and Darrel Williams (toe).
Edwards-Helaire was a full participant today and has been battling a shoulder injury that has held him out of the last three games. He did not participate at all last week, so a full session is a vast improvement and step in the right direction toward playing this week.
Hill was listed as a full participant due to an injury he suffered in the final week of the regular season. He caught all five targets for 57 yards and a touchdown last week against the Steelers.
Williams did not participate due to a lingering toe injury that held him to just one rush for four yards last week. Backup Jerick McKinnon was the next man up and saw 12 carries for 61 yards and six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown. McKinnon could play a larger role if Williams and Edwards-Helaire miss this game.
The Kansas City defensive players listed were cornerbacks L’Jarius Sneed (knee) and Rashad Fenton (back). Sneed was a full participant with a knee issue while Fenton was a non-participant due to a back injury. Both were on the injury report last week, but Sneed ultimately played while Fenton did not.
NFL Injury Report Glossary
For Daily Practice Statuses
- DNP: Acronym for “did not participate” in practice that day.
- LP: Acronym for “limited participation” in practice that day.
- FP: Acronym for “full participation” in practice that day.
- (-): Not listed.
For Game Statuses
- Out: Will not play this week.
- Doubtful: Unlikely to play this week.
- Questionable: Not certain to play this week.
- (-): Not listed (in most cases means “active”).
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