The Kansas City Chiefs have released their inactives list for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill and defensive end Frank Clark will both play in the game. But cornerback Deandre Baker — who was elevated from the practice squad on Saturday — will be inactive.
Here are the Chiefs’ inactives for today’s game against Atlanta:— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) December 27, 2020
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
CB BoPete Keyes
CB Deandre Baker
LB Damien Wilson
OT Martinas Rankin
DE Tim Ward
DT Khalen Saunders
Both Hill and Clark had been listed as questionable on the team’s final Week 16 injury report. Hill was held out of Wednesday’s practice — and was limited on both Thursday and Friday. He will play in the game, but it’s likely that the team will be limiting his snaps. Clark missed Thursday’s practice with an illness, but had a full practice on Friday.
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) and linebacker Damien Wilson (knee) both missed all of this week’s practices and had already been declared out on the final report.
Starting linebacker Anthony Hitchens remains on the team’s reserve/COVID list. He will also miss Sunday’s game.
Running backs Le’Veon Bell (knee) and Darwin Thompson (illness) — along with linebacker Willie Gay Jr. (shoulder) and offensive lineman Mike Remmers (back/neck) — received attention from team trainers this week, but all practiced fully and will be active on Sunday.
On Saturday, the Chiefs gave standard game-day elevations to practice squad linebacker Omari Cobb and cornerback Deandre Baker. Practice squad wide receiver Gehrig Dieter was given a COVID replacement elevation. All of the elevated players — except Baker — are active for the game. All will automatically return to the practice squad on Monday.
On additional roster move from Saturday: the Chiefs put practice squad linebacker Emmanuel Smith on injured reserve, replacing him by signing veteran guard Patrick Omameh. He’s a seventh-year veteran who has played for six teams, starting a total of 57 games for five of them.
The Atlanta Falcons have also released their inactives list.
Star wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring), starting offensive linemen Alex Mack (concussion) and James Carpenter (groin) — along with defensive back Darqueze Dennard (quad) — missed all of this week’s practices and had already been declared out in Atlanta’s Friday injury report.
Safety Ricardo Allen (concussion) was limited in practice on Wednesday, but practiced fully on both Thursday and Friday. Given a questionable designation on Friday, he will be active for the game. Safety Ricardo Allen (concussion) was listed as questionable after getting full practices to close the week. He is also available for the game. Another questionable player — wide receiver Brandon Powell (foot) — is active for Sunday’s game after being limited on both Thursday and Friday. But questionable defensive tackle Marlon Davidson (knee) will be inactive after being limited all week.
Safety Keanu Neal (hamstring) and linebacker Deion Jones (toe) were limited in all of this week’s practices. Defensive end Steven Means (hand) was limited on Wednesday but practiced fully on Thursday and Friday. All three will be active against the Chiefs.
Also active will be cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (illness), tight end Jaeden Graham (neck) and defensive tackle Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (elbow). All three appeared on this week’s injury reports, but practiced fully each day.
On Saturday, the Falcons elevated guard Sean Harlow and wide receiver Chris Rowland from the practice squad to the active roster. Both will be active for the Chiefs and will revert to the practice squad on Monday.