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Chiefs’ final injury report vs. Patriots: Eric Berry will play in AFC title game Sunday

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Berry, Ware and Duvernay-Tardif have no designation ahead of the AFC title game.

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Each practice day, the Kansas City Chiefs will release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs host the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.

Here is the Chiefs’ final injury report of the week with official injury designations:

Patriots

The Patriots have no players listed on their injury report ahead of Sunday’s AFC title game.

Some notes

  • Safety Eric Berry was listed as a “full participant” for the third straight day on Friday. Berry has missed the Chiefs’ last two games (Week 17 and last week against the Colts) due to his lingering heel injury but should play on Sunday.
  • Berry on Friday, when asked if he was confident he would play in the game: “Yeah, I feel pretty good. [I’ll] just talk to coach (Reid) and see what he wants to do and just go from there.”
  • Remember, here’s what Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said regarding Berry on Thursday: “Won’t know until Sunday probably. He’s back practicing and we all have our hopes that he’s going to be able to make it and we’ll just have to wait and see. We’re practicing a lot of people so in case he can’t go or whatever, we go ... With EB right now, it’s truly a day-to-day deal, and it’s not coach-talk, that’s just how it is. We just kind of have to go and play each day, plan the practice accordingly and go. We obviously would love to have him out there.”
  • After they started the week as “limited participants” on Wednesday, right guard Laurent Durvernay-Tardif and running back Spencer Ware should be ready, as they have no designation headed into the game. Duvernay-Tardif last played Week 5 and Ware last played Week 14.
  • I think there is a scenario in which the Chiefs hold Duvernay-Tardif back, or move Andrew Wylie to left guard from right guard. Wylie has played well in Duvernay-Tardif’s place, while the Chiefs went back and forth between Cam Erving and Jeff Allen at left guard this season.
  • Linebacker Dorian O’Daniel, who missed last week against the Colts, did not practice this week and is the only player on both teams expected to miss the game.
  • As of Thursday, the Patriots have nobody on their injury report.