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Darwin Thompson inactive against Broncos; Bashaud Breeland will play

The Chiefs have released their inactives list for Thursday Night Football

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The Kansas City Chiefs have released their list of inactive players for Thursday night’s game against the Denver Broncos in Colorado, per old friend B.J. Kissel of

All of these players except running back Darwin Thompson and offensive lineman Greg Senat had been listed out for the game in Wednesday’s final injury report.

But the biggest news may be that cornerback Bashaud Breeland — previously listed as questionable for the game — is active and will play against the Broncos.

According to the injury report on Wednesday, Breeland’s status was “not injury related.” Late on Wednesday afternoon, friend-of-the-site Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest reported that he had been listed as questionable for personal reasons, and would not fly to Denver with the team. Shortly after 5:00 pm Thursday, Derrick reported that Breeland had arrived in Denver independently, and would rejoin the team for the game.

Since cornerback Kendall Fuller — the nominal starting nicker corner — is out with an injury and cornerback Morris Claiborne has had no more than 30 snaps in any game since his suspension concluded after Week 4, Breeland’s availability for the game is welcome news for Chiefs fans.

Here is the Broncos inactive list:

Cornerback Bryce Callahan had already been listed as out for the game. Offensive tackle Ja’Waun James had been listed as questionable and will not play. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and defensive end Derek Wolfe — both of whom have been nursing injuries — will play against the Chiefs.

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