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Chiefs vs. Bengals Wednesday injury report: Mecole Hardman was a full participant

On Sunday afternoon, Kansas City hosts Cincinnati for yet another matchup with postseason implications.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

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 host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. Arrowhead Time.

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

Chiefs

Player Ps Injury Wed Thu Fri Status
Donovan Smith T Neck DNP - - -
Isiah Pacheco RB Concussion/Shoulder DNP - - -
Kadarius Toney WR Hip DNP - - -
L'Jarius Sneed CB Calf DNP - - -
Jaylen Watson CB Illness DNP - - -
Trey Smith G Ankle/Knee LP - - -
Charles Omenihu DE Groin FP - - -
Nick Bolton LB Wrist/Abdomen FP - - -
Trent McDuffie CB Shoulder FP - - -
Josh Williams CB Neck FP - - -
Mike Edwards S Knee FP - - -
Mecole Hardman WR Thumb FP - - INJ RSV

Bengals

Player Ps Injury Wed Thu Fri Status
Ja'Marr Chase WR Shoulder DNP - - -
Cameron Sample DE Knee LP - - -
Jalen Davis CB Groin LP - - -
Cam Taylor-Britt CB Ankle FP - - INJ RSV

Some notes

  • The Chiefs begin the week without five players practicing: left tackle Donovan Smith (neck), running back Isiah Pacheco (concussion/shoulder), wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hip) and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (calf). There is more information on what that means for Sunday’s game here.
  • Right guard Trey Smith (ankle/knee) was injured during the Chiefs’ game against the Raiders. He was limited to begin the week.
  • It’s worth noting that wide receiver Mecole Hardman (thumb) was a full participant at practice on Wednesday. With questions surrounding Toney’s availability for the second straight week, it is reasonable to think that the Chiefs could activate Hardman so that he can play against the Bengals this weekend.
  • For the Bengals, wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (shoulder) remains a player to watch, even as he did not practice on Wednesday. Chase apparently went through the walkthrough on Wednesday, so there is a chance he could be ready to play at Arrowhead.
  • The Bengals have designated cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt (ankle) to return from injured reserve — and he was a full participant on Wednesday. It sounds like he thinks he can play this weekend, which would provide quite a boost for the Bengals.

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