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Sammy Watkins will play against Buccaneers

The two teams have released their inactives lists for Sunday’s game.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have released their list of inactive players for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

As expected, wide receiver Sammy Watkins will play against the Buccaneers. It will be his first game since he injured a hamstring against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5.

While a total of eleven players were listed on the team’s injury reports through the course of the week — which, by itself, only means that they received treatment for an injury — no Chiefs players were listed as anything less than full practice participants during their week of preparation. None received game status designation on Friday’s final report, so all of the players declared inactive should be considered healthy scratches for the game.

The Buccaneers have also listed their inactive players for the game.

Cornerback Jamel Dean (concussion), center A.Q. Shipley (neck) and tight end Tanner Hudson (not injury related) had already been listed as out for the game. Offensive tackle Donovan Smith (ankle) didn’t practice at all this week. Listed as questionable in Friday’s report, he will be active. Offensive guard Ali Marpet (concussion) practiced fully throughout the week, but was also listed as questionable because he was still subject to the NFL’s concussion protocol. He has now been cleared to play and will be also be active for the game.

Linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) was limited in two practices this week — and was held out completely on Friday — but wasn’t given a game designation. He will play against the Chiefs.

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