The Kansas City Chiefs came into this weekend with multiple questionable players and a quarterback fresh off the concussion protocol. With the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday, it’s all hands on deck but some players will still be out.
WR Sammy Watkins is going to be a game-time decision with his calf injury. Adam Schefter added the team is not optimistic Watkins will be able to play. We have also known since Friday that linebacker Willie Gay will also be out.
At running back, Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be a go with his ankle and hip injuries, even though he may not be fully healthy. Le’Veon Bell, signed after the Bills’ first game against Kansas City this year, will be inactive with a knee injury he suffered in practice this week.
Cornerback Bashaud Breeland cleared concussion protocol on Saturday while QB Patrick Mahomes cleared it on Friday. Both are expected to start.
CB Rashad Fenton was listed as questionable by the Chiefs, as well, but there is no update on his status this morning.
Mahomes is less than 100 percent but it’s not because of the concussion. He is dealing with a turf toe injury that is scaring Chiefs fans.
“[It’s] an injury that limited his effectiveness on the field last week and during practice this week,” writes Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
“The next day was very sore, and every single day since then it’s gotten a lot better,” said Mahomes on Friday.
Mahomes is at his best when he’s able to move and create, and if he’s limited in that regard, the Bills may be able to get after him in the passing game on Sunday.