The open portion of Wednesday’s practice revealed interesting information for the Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs were back at practice on Wednesday as they look ahead at their divisional matchup with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon. The Chiefs opened up their practice to members of the media which offers a glimpse into what we may see on Sunday.
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been out with a high ankle sprain and hip injury he sustained in Week 15’s matchup against the New Orleans Saints. It appears that he has progressed well and the backfield may be getting its best player back. On top of that, Tyreek Hill, dealing with a hamstring injury for the latter part of the season, looks to be healthy. The offensive line, which has been makeshift to say the least, looks healthy, too. Finally, the linebacking core does seem to be getting some depth back.
We still don’t know what is going on with Willie Gay and his high ankle sprain that he suffered in Week 17. Nor do we know how Sammy Watkins is doing with his calf. Mitchell Schwartz remains on IR. Rashad Fenton is a question mark, but we should find out more information when Andy Reid speaks with the media later this afternoon and when we receive the official injury report.
The Chiefs are hoping to be back at full strength as they take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Browns are coming off a stunning win against the Pittsburgh Steelers and are also getting healthier. They suffered through a COVID outbreak that left them without their head coach and a number of players. As we inch closer to Sunday, players are returning from the COVID reserve list including cornerback Denzel Ward.
Additionally, head coach Kevin Stefanski still believes he is on track to return to the facility on Thursday. This looks like a great matchup and we will see what happens to the injury report as the week progresses.