The Chiefs will be missing at least two players for Sunday night’s prime-time game.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday that cornerback Rashad Fenton (knee) and rookie tackle Lucas Niang (ribs) are out for the Week 13 game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium.
Niang, who didn’t practice Thursday or Friday, will miss a third straight game after suffering his injury in Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers. Veteran Andrew Wylie will remain the starter at right tackle.
Fenton, who suffered his injury in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys, didn’t practice this week. The Chiefs’ options to help fill Fenton’s essential role in nickel sub-packages are cornerbacks Mike Hughes and Deandre Baker.
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire missed practice Friday with what Reid categorized as a “stomach flu.” But there don’t appear to be any concerns regarding Edwards-Helaire’s availability against the Broncos.
“He should be fine to go here once we get to the game,” Reid said.
The Chiefs later Friday afternoon officially designated Edwards-Helaire as questionable for Sunday night’s game.
Cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (knee), cornerback Chris Lammons (hip), fullback Michael Burton (pectoral), linebacker Dorian O’Daniel (shoulder) and offensive lineman Kyle Long practiced fully for a third straight day and do not carry game designations. All are available for action as necessary.
For the Broncos, running back Melvin Gordon (hip) is doubtful for Sunday night’s game. Javonte Williams is expected to assume the featured role out of the backfield if Gordon can’t play.
Tackle Garett Bolles (ankle), guard Dalton Risner (back), defensive end Shelby Harris (ankle), guard Quinn Meinerz (knee), tackle Bobby Massie (ankle), cornerback Nate Hairston (hip) and outside linebacker Jonathon Cooper (neck) are questionable for Week 13.