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Chiefs vs. Titans final injury report: Julio Jones is questionable but sounds OK to play

On Sunday, the Chiefs are on the road to face the Tennessee Titans.

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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 to play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at Noon Arrowhead Time.

Here is the Chiefs’ final official injury report of the week with official injury designations:

Chiefs

Player Ps Injury Wed Thu Fri Status
Jody Fortson TE Achilles DNP DNP DNP OUT
Michael Burton FB Pectoral DNP DNP DNP OUT
Anthony Hitchens LB Tricep DNP DNP DNP OUT
Tyreek Hill WR Quad DNP DNP LP QUEST
Charvarius Ward CB Quad LP LP LP QUEST
Joe Thuney OL Hand DNP DNP FP QUEST
Chris Jones DT Hand LP LP FP QUEST
Orlando Brown T Groin FP FP FP -
Trey Smith OL Ankle LP FP FP -
Travis Kelce TE Neck LP LP FP -
Blake Bell TE Back FP FP FP -
Jarran Reed DT Back LP FP FP -
Khalen Saunders DT Ankle FP FP FP -
Chris Lammons CB Shin FP FP FP -
L'Jarius Sneed CB Wrist FP FP FP -
Tyrann Mathieu S Thumb/Toe LP LP FP -

Titans

Player Ps Injury Wed Thu Fri Status
Taylor Lewan T Concussion DNP DNP DNP OUT
Chester Rogers WR Groin DNP DNP DNP OUT
Monty Rice LB Groin LP LP DNP OUT
Bud Dupree OLB Knee LP DNP QUEST
Jeremy McNichols RB Ankle DNP LP LP QUEST
Julio Jones WR Hamstring DNP LP LP QUEST
Amani Hooker DB Groin LP QUEST
Rodger Saffold III G Shoulder LP FP FP
Khari Blasingame FB Shoulder LP FP FP
Derrick Henry RB Rest DNP FP
A.J. Brown WR Illness DNP DNP FP
Chris Jackson DB Ankle DNP LP FP
Randy Bullock K Shoulder DNP FP FP


Some notes

  • The Chiefs’ portion of the injury report was as expected. Tight end Jody Fortson had surgery on his Achilles on Wednesday and will likely be moved to injured reserve on Saturday. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens (triceps) and fullback Michael Burton (pec) have been ruled out. Hitchens was seen with his right arm in a sling at practice this week.
  • With Burton out of the lineup, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid noted running back Darrel Williams can take care of fullback duties — indicating that for plays with a fullback and running back, it will be a combo of Williams and Jerick McKinnon.
  • I would expect that the four Chiefs listed as questionable defensive lineman Chris Jones (wrist), cornerback Charvarius Ward (quad), wide receiver Tyreek Hill (quad) and left guard Joe Thuney (hand) — will play against the Titans. This would mean Jones’ and Ward’s return to the lineup.
  • Hill and Thuney missed practice to start the week leading into the Washington Football Team matchup and went on to play.
  • Offensive lineman Kyle Long (lower leg) is now eligible to return from the Reserve/PUP (physically unable to perform) list, but he did not return to practice this week.
  • Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan has been ruled out due to his concussion from Monday night.
  • The key questionable Titans to watch are wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) and linebacker Bud Dupree (knee). It is more likely Jones plays than Dupree, given Jones said he felt good after practice, whereas Dupree did not practice after popping up as limited on Thursday.
  • Jones, per the Titans’ official website: “I feel pretty good. The weather was nice today, it wasn’t too hot. I was able to get out there and move around. I wasn’t fatigued. So, I feel pretty good. This week, I feel great, I feel good. And I’m excited about Sunday.”

For Thursday’s injury report, click here.