His effectiveness remains to be seen after his "mild" high ankle sprain in last week's playoff game in Houston. The fact he is active suggests the Chiefs think he can play some sort of role. If not, the Chiefs need big days from WRs Albert Wilson and Chris Conley, along with TE Travis Kelce.
Here are the rest of the Chiefs inactives. As expected, Justin Houston and Tamba Hali are both active.
#Chiefs inactives: OL - M. Morse OL - L. Duvernay-Tardif QB - A. Murray CB - M. Cooper LB - R. Wilson DL - D. King DL - R. Nunez-Roches— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) January 16, 2016
For the Patriots, TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Julian Edelman are active as expected.