The Kansas City Chiefs have released their list of inactive players for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium, per old friend BJ Kissel.
Here are the #Chiefs official inactives for today’s game vs Texans:— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) October 13, 2019
OL Eric Fisher
WR Sammy Watkins
LB Dorian ‘O Daniel
OL Andrew Wylie
DL Chris Jones
LB Anthony Hitchens
OL Greg Senat
Two Chiefs players were listed as questionable in the final injury report on Friday: wide receiver Tyreek Hill and linebacker Anthony Hitchens. Hill will play against the Texans. In fact, an early indicator from friend-of-the-site Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest suggests that Hill will be all the way in for the game.
Tyreek Hill is out with the Chiefs' receivers catching passes in warmups. Demarcus Robinson was second in line, don't see Sammy Watkins out there. He was listed as doubtful for today.— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) October 13, 2019
Hitchens, however, will be out for the game, as will wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who had been listed as doubtful for the game. Our in-house sports medicine expert Aaron Borgman notes that Hitchens’ absence is a bit surprising, but that Hitchens might well be available against the Denver Broncos on Thursday.
Somewhat surprising here w/ hitchens out after LP all week. Clearly player and med staff felt it better to hold him. Perhaps due to quick turn before next game.@ArrowheadPride https://t.co/oIZ8eTU5gs— Aaron Borgmann (@RehabAllStar) October 13, 2019
Derrick also reported that it appears linebacker Ben Niemann will take Hitcens’ place in the lineup, while rookie Khalen Saunders will play in place of injured defensive tackle Chris Jones.
Inactive report for the Chiefs lists Ben Niemann as starting for Anthony Hitchens and Khalen Saunders starting for Chris Jones, but doesn't indicate starters for Fisher and Wylie on offensive line. Should get confirmation during the run through shortly.— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) October 13, 2019
Also notable are the absences of offensive linemen Martinas Rankin and Nick Allegretti on the inactives list. Rankin played against the Indianapolis Colts last week, but Allegretti has not been active for a game all season.
Meanwhile, as previously reported, Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and wide receiver Kenny Stills will be inactive for the game.
Official. Johnathan Joseph is inactive.— patrick (@PatDStat) October 13, 2019
Taiwan Jones, Alex McGough, Kenny Stills, Tyrell Adams, Greg Mancz and Logan Paulsen the rest of the inactives. #Texans