Derrick Nnadi skips Chiefs practice with tricep injury with Divisional Round in sight

Derrick Nnadi is nursing a triceps injury suffered last week in the Chiefs' Wild Card win over the Dolphins.

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As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to face the Buffalo Bills for the second time in the last few months, a focal point of the defense will be on stopping Bills running back James Cook. Unfortunately, Kansas City might be limited in their run defense by the time Sunday night rolls around.

The Chiefs are scheduled to visit the Bills in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday, but as the team took to practice on Wednesday, defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi was nowhere to be found.

While several players were limited with various injuries, Nnadi was the only player unable to practice at all. That's because he's nursing a triceps injury he suffered against the Miami Dolphins in the Wild Card round. The injury was initially termed an elbow injury.

Derrick Nnadi is nursing a triceps injury suffered last week in the Chiefs' Wild Card win over the Dolphins.

Nnadi is the primary run-stopper for the Chiefs up front next to Chris Jones in the team's base defense and his absence will be felt if he's unable to go on Sunday.

Against the Bills, the Chiefs will need to find the resources to slow James Cook, who stepped up with a strong effort in their last game to help the Bills walk into Arrowhead and enjoy a rare road win. Cook ended that game with more than 140 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown.

As for those who could step in for Nnadi if he's unable to play, the Chiefs will likely lean on Mike Pennel, Turk Wharton, and perhaps they could even elevate Matt Dickerson from the practice squad. In addition, edge players like Charles Omenihu can slide inside.

Nnadi is in his sixth NFL season, all with the Chiefs, and is set to be a free agent this sprin

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