Saturday’s NFL transactions report listed two roster moves for the Kansas City Chiefs: the elevations of second-year safety Zayne Anderson and wide receiver Cornell Powell from the practice squad to the active roster in advance of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Chiefs also announced that left guard Joe Thuney — who missed the Week 12 game against the Los Angeles Rams with an ankle injury, but was a full participant in all of this week’s practices — had been downgraded to questionable on the team’s injury report.
Joe Thuney has been downgraded to questionable for Sunday's game. https://t.co/30rwrUekHA— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 3, 2022
The team provided no additional information about Thuney.
Then on Sunday morning, the Chiefs announced they were downgrading another player to questionable: defensive tackle Frank Clark.
DE Frank Clark has been added to the injury report for today's game (Illness - Questionable). https://t.co/XhQg4bk1ef— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 4, 2022
The Chiefs specifically said that Clark was ill. He had not appeared on the injury report all week — and except for his two-game suspension, has started every one of Kansas City’s 2022 games.
As elevated players, both Anderson and Powell will automatically return to the practice squad after Sunday’s game. This is the third time each of them has been elevated, which is the maximum for the regular season. While either could be elevated from the practice squad for a postseason game, neither can now appear in another regular-season game unless they are moved to the 53-man active roster.