Defensive tackle Chris Jones will play against the Titans.
Here are the #Chiefs’ inactives for the AFC Title game:— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) January 19, 2020
QB Matt Moore
CB Morris Claiborne
RB LeSean McCoy
LB Darron Lee
OL Ryan Hunter
OL Jackson Barton
OL Andrew Wylie
Jones — who tweaked his calf in practice a week ago Thursday — was listed as questionable in the team’s final injury report on Friday. He missed last week’s Divisional round game against the Houston Texans.
Jones — whose presence in the lineup is considered by some as critical for the Chiefs’ ability to control Titans running back Derrick Henry — will likely be on a limited snap cont for the game. He played 84% of the defensive snaps — mostly at defensive end — against the Titans in their Week 10 game. Henry gained 188 yards in that contest.
Neither LeSean McCoy or backup quarterback Matt Moore will be available. Both were listed as questionable in Friday’s report after they missed practices on Wednesday and Thursday with illnesses — and were limited in Friday’s practice. Quarterback Chad Henne will be active for the for the game for the first time since he returned from injured reserve.
Cornerback Morris Claiborne will again be inactive. He hasn’t played since the Week 13 against the Oakland Raiders, in which he suffered a shoulder injury. He missed all of the team’s practices before the Texans game for undisclosed personal reasons, but was a full participant in this week’s preparation. At this point, he should probably be considered a healthy scratch.
Linebacker Darron Lee and offensive linemen Ryan Hunter, Jackson Barton and Andrew Wylie will not play on Sunday; all are healthy scratches for the game. Stefen Wisniewski will very likely start in Wylie’s place at left guard.
Here are the inactives for the #Titans for today’s AFC Title game:— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) January 19, 2020
WR Rashard Davis
WR Darius Jennings
WR Cody Hollister
OL Kevin Pamphile
LB Reggie Gilbert
DL Joey Ivie
DL Isaiah Mack
The Titans will be without three of their wide receivers and two defensive linemen for the game. None are significant contributors — although WR Rahard Davis and DL Joey Ivie are familiar names, since both were on the Chiefs roster earlier in the season. Only one of the seven players listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report — WR Cody Hollister — will not be active for the game.