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Chiefs vs. Broncos Wednesday injury report: Khalen Saunders back as a full participant

On New Year’s weekend, Kansas City hosts Denver for a Week 17 matchup.

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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. On Sunday, the Chiefs will host the Denver Broncos at Noon Arrowhead Time.

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

Chiefs

Player Ps Injury Wed Thu Fri Status
Andrew Wylie T Hip FP - - -
Noah Gray TE Shoulder/Knee FP - - -
Michael Burton FB Groin FP - - -
Derrick Nnadi DT Achilles FP - - -
Khalen Saunders DT Illness FP - - -

Broncos

Player Ps Injury Wed Thu Fri Status
Quinn Meinerz G Ribs DNP - - -
Calvin Anderson OT Ankle DNP - - -
Billy Turner OT Personal DNP - - -
Greg Dulcich TE Hamstring DNP - - -
Latavius Murray RB Rest DNP - - -
D.J. Jones NT Knee DNP - - -
Mike Purcell NT Elbow DNP - - -
DeShawn Williams DE Personal DNP - - -
Baron Browning OLB Back DNP - - -
Randy Gregory OLB Knee DNP - - -
Kareem Jackson S Rest DNP - - -
K'Waun Williams FS Knee DNP - - -
Dalton Risner G Foot LP - - -
Kendall Hinton WR Hamstring LP - - -
Jerry Jeudy WR Ankle LP - - -
Courtland Sutton WR Hamstring LP - - -

Some notes

  • Even in late December, the Chiefs are as healthy as they have been in a long time, with every member of the 53-man roster being designated as a full participant on Wednesday.
  • As a reminder: Wide receiver Mecole Hardman partook in his seventh straight practice, but he remains on injured reserve, so Kansas City does not have to list him on the report (more on his status here).
  • Defensive tackle Khalen Saunders — who missed all of last week’s practices (and Saturday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks) due to illness — was back to practice as a full participant on Wednesday.
  • A total of 16 Broncos were listed in Wednesday’s report. An even dozen did not participate — and eight of those were listed with injuries, including outside linebacker Randy Gregory (knee), cornerback K’Waun Williams (knee), tight end Greg Dulcich (hamstring), center Quinn Meinerz (ribs), tackle Calvin Anderson (ankle), defensive tackle D.J. Jones (knee), defensive lineman Mike Purcell (elbow) and outside linebacker Baron Browning (back).
  • The Broncos chose to rest running back Latavius Murray and safety Kareem Jackson.
  • Offensive lineman Billy Turner and defensive end DeShawn Williams did not participate for personal reasons.
  • Four players were limited in Wednesday’s practice: guard Dalton Risner (foot), along with wide receivers Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Courtland Sutton (hamstring) and Kendall Hinton (hamstring).

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