Here are the #Chiefs inactives today:— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) December 29, 2019
QB Chad Henne
CB Morris Claiborne
CB Alex Brown
OL Jackson Barton
OL Andrew Wylie
TE Deon Yelder
DL Xavier Williams
Defensive tackle Xavier Williams — activated from injured reserve on Christmas Day — is a bit of a surprise on the inactives list. He was a full participant in all of this week’s practices, but had nonetheless been listed as questionable in the week’s final injury report as he returns from the high ankle sprain he suffered against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnoulo seemed to be hinting that the main problem with getting Williams back on the field would be the other players the Chiefs now have available on the interior of the defensive line.
”It’s a luxury right now, because we’ve got five guys in there we can rotate around,” he said. “We’ll see when we get to game day what Coach Reid decides to do.”
Left guard Andrew Wylie will also be unavailable for the Chargers game after being listed as questionable on Friday. This will be the second game he has missed since being injured against the Denver Broncos two weeks ago.
Backup tackle Cameron Erving was also listed as questionable on Friday with an illness, but will be available to play against the Chargers. It is likely, however, that just like last Sunday, veteran offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski will start in Wylie’s place.
Cornerback Morris Claiborne will miss his fourth game with his shoulder injury. Cornerback Alex Brown is a healthy scratch, suggesting the Chiefs may have three or more safeties on the field — much as they did against the Chicago Bears last Sunday.
Here are the Chargers’ inactives:— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) December 29, 2019
QB Easton Stick
WR Jalen Guyton
S Jaylen Watkins
S Roderic Teamer
G Spencer Drango
T Russell Okung
DT Sylvester William
For the Chargers, there are no surprises. Starting left tackle Russell Okung had been listed as out in the team’s final injury report. No other Chargers players had been given an injury status for the game.