Isiach Pacheco, L'Jarius Sneed remain active for Chiefs vs Bengals

The Chiefs got some good and bad news shortly before taking the field against the Bengals in Week 17.

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The Chiefs got some good and bad news shortly before taking the field against the Bengals in Week 17.

One look at the list of inactive players for the Kansas City Chiefs revealed some good news and some bad news leading up to the team's scheduled contest against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon.

For the Chiefs, there have been some serious injuries to contend with as the postseason creeps closer. This week, cornerback L'Jarius Sneed, perhaps the team's most valuable defender this season, has been missing from practice after suffering a calf injury the previous Monday in a loss to the Raiders. Fortunately, he's going to give it a go after being termed as a "game-time decision" heading into the weekend.

On the offensive side, the Chiefs have been battling injuries in the backfield to their top three performers for the last several weeks. Isiah Pacheco has missed time after having shoulder surgery. Jerick McKinnon has been placed on injured reserve with a groin injury, while Clyde Edwards-Helaire has missed practice with an illness.

Heading into Sunday's game against Cincinnati, the Chiefs will feature a makeshift backfield with Pacheco as the lead back to go with La'Mical Perine and Keontay Ingram on the depth chart after the previous names were promoted from the practice squad in recent days.

Beyond those names, the Chiefs are missing wide receiver Kadarius Toney with a hip injury this week as well as left tackle Donovan Smith, who continues to sit with a neck injury.

Here's the list of inactive players for the Chiefs in Week 17:

  • Kadarius Toney, wide receiver
  • Malik Herring, defensive end
  • B.J. Thompson, defensive end
  • Neil Farrell, defensive line
  • Nic Jones, cornerback
  • Donovan Smith, left tackle
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire, running back

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