Raiders vs. Chiefs: Deon Yelder, Jordan Lucas among inactives

The Kansas City Chiefs made it official that they will be without Damien Williams and Jordan Lucas among others as they suit up against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

The Kansas City Chiefs have released their list of inactive players just before their contest at home against the visiting Oakland Raiders and it’s interesting to see who has been activated for the game and who will be left standing on the sidelines.

For the Chiefs, the biggest name was expected as running back Damien Williams is dealing with a rib injury that needed more time than the bye week allowed in order to fully recover. Williams will likely be back at some point down the stretch but the Chiefs are obviously taking it easy with him while keeping him on the active roster.

That move means that Darwin Thompson, the team’s sixth round draft choice this year, gets a chance at some real reps alongside Darrel Williams and LeSean McCoy.

Jordan Lucas, a veteran safety, is also a healthy scratch for another week which means the secondary picture is becoming clearer each week at safety as Juan Thornhill learns the starting role with backups Armani Watts and Dan Sorensen there to provide help and depth throughout the game.

Deon Yelder is also sitting this week which means Blake Bell is back and ready to be the No. 2 tight end behind Travis Kelce. Chad Henne‘s presence here also means Matt Moore has the backup role locked down for the time being.

A full look at the Chiefs inactives for Sunday’s game against the Raiders:

  • Nick Allegretti, offensive lineman
  • Jackson Barton, offensive lineman
  • Demone Harris, defensive end
  • Chad Henne, quarterback
  • Jordan Lucas, safety
  • Damien Williams, running back
  • Deon Yelder, tight end

Here are inactives for the Raiders:

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