The Kansas City Chiefs have released their full list of inactive players for Sunday’s game against the visiting Cleveland Browns and there’s a lot of offensive star power sitting out in the Divisional Round. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is just one of several impact players who will not be available for the Chiefs on Sunday afternoon.
The Chiefs have had the last two-plus weeks to rest and recuperate from various injuries and the general rigors of an NFL regular season, but that hasn’t helped some players enough to be able to take the field just yet. If they are able to win, however, that doesn’t mean they won’t still be able to help the Chiefs moving forward.
On Sunday, the Chiefs will have to make things work without their rookie running back who was designated as questionable before the game with hip and ankle injuries suffered back in Week 16. The Chiefs knew it would take a few weeks for him to be able to heal, and a return to practice on Wednesday apparently showed that it was still too early.
As for wide receiver Sammy Watkins, he was declared out earlier this week after missing practice all week. The hope is that he can recover from a hamstring injury soon enough to be back for a conference title game or the Super Bowl, if the Chiefs are able to advance. The same can be said for linebacker Willie Gay, Jr.’s high ankle sprain.
As for the others, here’s the full list of inactive players for the Chiefs on Sunday: