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One Chief is back, two others get sick — and Chris Jones says he’ll be ready

The Chiefs say two more players are missing Thursday’s practice. It also looks like Demarcus Robinson is feeling better — and Chris Jones will be.

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On Thursday, the Kansas City Chiefs said that tight end Travis Kelce and safety Jordan Lucas are both being held out of Thursday’s practice session as the team prepares to meet the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV a week from Sunday.

According to the Chiefs, both players are missing practice due to illness.

On Wednesday, wide receiver Demarcus Robinson also missed a practice session because he was sick. The Chiefs made no mention of him prior to Thursday’s practice, so he is presumably back on the practice field — although it wouldn’t be surprising if he is listed with limited participation when the team’s official injury report is issued later on Thursday afternoon.

Meanwhile, reporters had an opportunity to question defensive tackle Chris Jones before Thursday’s practice. Jones made it pretty clear he will be ready to play in the league championship.

During a practice session on January 9, Jones suffered a calf injury that kept him out of the Divisional round game against the Houston Texans. He was held out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday of last week, then was limited in Friday’s practice and listed as questionable for the AFC title game against the Tennessee Titans last Sunday.

Although Jones played on Sunday, he was on a limited snap count. In Wednesday’s injury report, he was again listed as a limited participant. His statement on Thursday strongly suggests he believes he’ll be able to get back into full playing shape during the next ten days.

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