KC Chiefs welcome back Drue Tranquill, Justyn Ross to practice

The Kansas City Chiefs got new faces back on both sides of the ball on Wednesday.

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The Kansas City Chiefs got some good news in practice on Wednesday as they welcomed back some familiar faces—one on each side of the ball. Back for the first time in a bit was linebacker Drue Tranquill and wide receiver Justyn Ross in practice as the Chiefs prepared for Week 15.

A visit to Foxborough is on the books for Kansas City to take on the New England Patriots in Week 15. While the Chiefs are heavy favorites against the three-win Patriots, the truth is that New England's defense is quite good and they just upset the Pittsburgh Steelers one week ago in a 21-18 shocker in Week 14.

For the Chiefs, it will be good to see Justyn Ross back in practice after having him off of the roster for the last six weeks as he was placed on the Commissioner's Exemption List following an arrest. Ross was ultimately suspended six games by the NFL as he also entered a diversionary program in the courts. Now he's back for the first time since late October.

As for Tranquill, he has missed the last two games due to a concussion and his presence has been missed in the heart of the defense. Tranquill was placed on the team's concussion protocol early in Week 13 after hitting his head within the first few plays of the game against the Green Bay Packers. The Chiefs welcomed linebacker Nick Bolton back for the first time on Sunday in two months, so the unit should be an exciting one again if both player are able to suit up in Week 15.

As for those out of practice to start the week, the Chiefs are still missing running back Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) and left tackle Donovan Smith (neck) while safety Mike Edwards and linebacker Leo Chenal were out with an illness.