Oct 11, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor (57) blocks Las Vegas Raiders offensive tackle Trent Brown (77) during the game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

Chiefs DE Okafor designated for return from IR

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor has been designated for return from injured reserve, a day after returning to practice.

The Chiefs have 21 days to activate Okafor to the 53-man roster.

Okafor, 29, could play this week when the Chiefs (8-1) visit the Las Vegas Raiders (6-3) on Sunday night. The Chiefs’ defensive line took a hit after Taco Charlton was lost for the season with a broken ankle.

Okafor has battled hamstring issues twice this season and landed on IR after the Chiefs’ Week 6 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Okafor has six tackles in four games this season with a half-sack. He has played in 14 games (nine starts) in parts of two seasons with the Chiefs, recording 5.5 sacks. He has 27.5 sacks for his career.

Okafor was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. He has played in 82 games (60 starts) with the Cardinals (2013-16), New Orleans Saints (2017-18) and Chiefs.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Sportsbooks

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Upcoming Games

Sep 23rd, 8:20 PM

Carolina -4.5 -110

Houston +4.5 -110

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Indianapolis +3 -115

Tennessee -3 -115

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

LA Chargers +7.5 -107

Kansas City -7.5 -107

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Washington +7 -102

Buffalo -7 -102

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Chicago +8.5 -107

Cleveland -8.5 -107

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Atlanta +2.5 -107

NY Giants -2.5 -107

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Cincinnati +6.5 -107

Pittsburgh -6.5 -107

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Baltimore -7.5 -110

Detroit +7.5 -110

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

New Orleans +3 -110

New England -3 -110

@

Sep 26th, 1:00 PM

Arizona -6 -110

Jacksonville +6 -110

@

Sep 26th, 4:05 PM

Miami +1 -107

Las Vegas -1 -107

@

Sep 26th, 4:05 PM

NY Jets +7.5 -107

Denver -7.5 -107

@

Sep 26th, 4:25 PM

Tampa Bay +2.5 -110

LA Rams -2.5 -110

@

Sep 26th, 4:25 PM

Seattle -2.5 -107

Minnesota +2.5 -107

@

Sep 26th, 8:20 PM

Green Bay +3 -107

San Francisco -3 -107

@

Sep 27th, 8:15 PM

Philadelphia +3.5 -110

Dallas -3.5 -110

@

Sep 30th, 8:20 PM

Jacksonville +0.5 -116

Cincinnati -0.5 -116

@