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The latest on Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s status ahead of Chiefs-Broncos

The rookie running back sounds like a borderline game-time decision on Sunday night.

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Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire missed practices on Thursday and Friday due to an illness, leading to a questionable game status ahead of the team’s matchup with the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid noted that Edwards-Helaire had the same stomach virus as cornerback Bashaud Breeland, who had missed practice earlier in the week.

“We think we’re going to get [Edwards-Helaire] back here,” said Reid. “I don’t think that’s a problem. He’s feeling better today, but we held him out.”

An update came through early Sunday from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Edwards-Helaire has 151 carries for 692 yards and four touchdowns so far in 2020. He also has 30 catches for 234 yards and a receiving touchdown. If he can’t go, the expectation is that veteran Le’Veon Bell would get the bulk of the work at running back, with Darrel Williams also a bit more in the mix.

On the other side, Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy are expected to play, per Rapoport.

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