Eric Fisher is active for the Chiefs as they take on the Saints in Week 15.
After dealing with a back injury that kept him out of multiple practices this week for the Kansas City Chiefs, starting left tackle is going to be active on game day against the New Orleans Saints in Week 15.
The Chiefs and Saints are both facing several serious injury concerns as they clash late in the season in what could be a preview of Super Bowl LV, and Fisher’s name was near the top of that list for Kansas City. Fisher was out with back pain earlier this week, and he was designated as questionable for the game on the team’s final injury report after only being able to practice on Friday. Fortunately he’s active for today’s game and is likely to start the game protecting the blind side of Patrick Mahomes.
That still doesn’t mean that Fisher is in the clear, and his back will be a subplot to watch for the entire game. Sixty minutes is a long time, and a back injury is often a lingering concern. If anything happens to Fisher, it will test the Chiefs depth along the offensive front given that the team is already starting their third option at right tackle in Yasir Durant (assuming he’s the starter).
If Fisher is unable to go, it’s possible that Andrew Wylie kicks out from the interior line and is replaced by Stefen Wisniewski. It’s also possible that names like Bryan Witzmann or Martinas Rankin take over on the left side instead.
As for the players who are not active for the game, there are no surprises among the lot for the Chiefs: