With Sunday’s Divisional round playoff game against the Houston Texans on the horizon, the Kansas City Chiefs resumed their usual game week schedule on Monday — including the media session with head coach Andy Reid.
And Reid had welcome news: everyone is healthy after the bye week they unexpectedly earned in Week 17.
No injuries to report, per Andy Reid. Everybody will practice heading into the Divisional Round.— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) January 6, 2020
What does this mean?
While the Chiefs have not yet officially placed him on injured reserve, obviously Reid is not including rookie safety Juan Thornhill among those who are practicing on Monday. Thornhill suffered a torn ACL in the final regular-season game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
In the team’s last injury report before the Chargers game, just two players were listed as not practicing: cornerback Morris Claiborne and backup offensive lineman Cameron Erving. Claiborne has been recovering from a shoulder injury that has now kept him off the field for four games. Erving was suffering from an illness from which he has presumably recovered.
While left guard Andrew Wylie did practice before the Chargers game, he was listed as a limited participant and was made inactive on game day — along with defensive tackle Xavier Williams, who had been a full participant in the last round of practices after returning from injured reserve but had been declared questionable for the Chargers game.
Like all NFL teams, the Chiefs have lost a number of players to injury this season. They include defensive ends Emmanuel Ogbah and Alex Okafor, offensive linemen Martinas Rankin and Greg Senat — and running backs Darrel Williams and Spencer Ware. But it is excellent news that the Chiefs now on the active roster will begin the postseason at what appears to be a pretty healthy level.