Here are the #Chiefs’ inactives today against the Broncos:— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) December 15, 2019
RB Damien Williams
QB Chad Henne
CB Morris Claiborne
CB Rashad Fenton
OL Jackson Barton
OL Nick Allegretti
TE Deon Yelder
The biggest news is the name that isn’t on the list: Frank Clark.
The veteran defensive end played sick in the 23-16 victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday after missing all three days of practice that week — first with a shoulder injury, and then with an illness that was presumed to be the flu. This week, he missed two days of practice. Clark was still sick on Wednesday, and the Chiefs said he would be seeing a specialist to be certain his stomach issues weren’t something more serious. On Friday, he was a full participant in practice, but was still listed as questionable for the game.
Also listed as questionable for the game was running back Damien Williams, who suffered a rib injury in the Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Williams had limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday, but didn’t practice on Friday,
Cornerbacks Rashad Fenton and Morris Claiborne — both injured in the game against the Oakland Raiders two weeks ago — had already been listed as out for the Broncos game.
Third quarterback Chad Henne, offensive linemen Jackson Barton and Nick Allegretti — along with tight end Deon Yelder— will once again be healthy scratches on Sunday.
For the Broncos, tight end Noah Fant and linebacker Joe Jones— both listed as questionable on Friday — will play against the Chiefs. Defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones was also listed as questionable, but won’t play on Sunday.
Defensive lineman Adam Gotsis, guard Ron Leary and tackle Ja’Wuan James had been listed as out, and as expected, will not play.