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Chiefs vs. Raiders Thursday injury report: KC ‘treading lightly’ with L’Jarius Sneed, Clyde Edwards-Helaire held out

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Each practice day of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs release an official injury report leading up to the next game. This week, the Chiefs are on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday Night Football.

Here is the Chiefs’ second official injury report of the week:



Some notes

  • Three players did not practice for the Chiefs — running backs Darrel Williams (illness) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness) and defensive end Taco Charlton (fractured ankle). Offensive lineman Mike Remmers (rib) and cornerback Rashad Fenton (ankle) were listed as limited for the second straight day.
  • Cornerback BoPete Keyes (illness on Wednesday) was fine to return to practice.
  • Chiefs head coach Andy Reid noted that Alex Okafor (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday. Both Okafor and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (shoulder) don’t appear on the injury report, as Kansas City has yet to activate them from IR.
  • Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo on Sneed potentially back in the mix: “I’m anxious and excited to get him out there again [Thursday] and then [Friday], where we get a little speed against him. We’ll tread lightly. It’s been a while — he’s got to get oiled up. I’d like to think we could get him right to where he was playing early in the season but that probably is not realistic, so we’ll take it one step at a time.”
  • Chiefs offensive linemen Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz were activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, but Schwartz still missed practice with his back issue. Fisher should be good to go for Sunday night.
  • Anyone currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list does not appear on the injury report, either. This includes Martinas Rankin, as well as wide receiver Mecole Hardman. They did not practice. There were also six Raiders added to their list on Wednesday.
  • On Wednesday, wide receiver Sammy Watkins participated in a full practice for the first time since injuring his hamstring in the last game against the Raiders. But he was limited on Thursday.
  • Eric Bieniemy on how Watkins has looked: “Sammy looks just like Sammy. He came out and he did some good things, and it’s good having him back out there. Just the chemistry of all those guys being out there, communicating with one another, working together, on top of that, competing to make each other better. But it’s a good addition having another piece of the puzzle back, healthy. He should be fresh and ready to go.”
  • On the Raiders side, defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (ankle) and left tackle Kolton Miller (ankle) were still limited. Only backup running back Jalen Richard (chest) officially missed the workout.

For the Wednesday Chiefs injury report, click here.

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