Chiefs news: Jerick McKinnon, Kadarius Toney declared out for Week 16

The Chiefs will have a limited array of playmakers on offense as they face the Raiders.

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The Chiefs will have a limited array of playmakers on offense as they face the Raiders.

The injury reports are officially out for both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Las Vegas Raiders as they prepare to play each other for the second time in 2023, and the home team is going to be down a few offensive weapons for Week 16.

The Raiders are scheduled to visit the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium to complete the season series between the AFC West rivals on Monday—Christmas Day—and will have a limited arsenal themselves. That could lead to a defensive battle in the holiday showcase.

For the Chiefs, running back Jerick McKinnon and wide receiver Kadarius Toney have already been declared out for the game heading into the weekend by the Chiefs, which means a greater amount of reps for Clyde Edwards-Helaire for the second week in a row out of the backfield. GIven Skyy Moore's placement on injured reserve and Mecole Hardman's failure to return yet from IR himself, the Chiefs will be as limited as ever in the WR room.

Left tackle Donovan Smith is also sitting out another game with a neck injury for the Chiefs, but rookie Wanya Morris has filled in admirably for the last few games as it is.

For the Raiders, rookie tight end Michael Mayer, the team's second-round pick out of Notre Dame, has already been designated as out for Week 16 thanks to a lingering toe injury. Running back Josh Jacobs and offensive tackle Kolton Miller are both questionable to play due to quad and shoulder injuries, respectively.

Others with official injury designations for Las Vegas include corner Jack Jones (knee), tight end Jesper Horsted (hamstring), and wideout D.J. Turner (shoulder)—all of whom are questionable for the Raiders.

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