Kansas City Chiefs Inactives: Joe Mays, Chris Owens Return; Watkins and Jackson Healthy For Buffalo


Welcome back Joe Mays, Addicts.

Mays is active for his first regular season game for the Kansas City Chiefs after injuring his wrist in week two of the preseason. His return should help the Chiefs tremendously against the run as now both Eric Berry and Mays are back.

It is good timing for Mays to be back as the Bills are known for being a power running kind of team. Fred Jackson will return for the Bills at running back, which should be a big boost to their running game.

Getting Mays back to pair with Berry in the box should be enough for the Chiefs to slow down the Bills running game just enough. Fortunately C.J. Spiller can’t break (another) long run against us this year since he’s on the injured reserved list.

Chris Owens is also back after injuring his knee against the San Francisco 49ers. That makes the Chiefs one cornerback deeper in the secondary, which is useful.

The other inactive Chiefs for today: Aaron Murray, Eric Kush, Donnie Avery, Jamell Fleming, Daniel Sorensen, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, and Josh Martin.

Earlier in the week we thought it would be possible both Jackson and Sammy Watkins would be out for this game. As late as Wednesday reports were Jackson wasn’t ready to return while Watkins didn’t practice either Thursday or Friday due to a groin injury he suffered on Wednesday.

Alas, both players are active. How effective they will be may determine whether or not the Chiefs win this game.

The rest of the inactives for the Bills: Ron Brooks, Jerome Couplin, Marcus Easley, Randell Johnson, Philip Tanner, and Mike Williams.