Chiefs’ Hill, Watkins, Edwards-Helaire out vs. Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins as well as rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire have been ruled out for this weekend’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Hill (hamstring), Watkins (calf) and Edwards-Helaire (ankle) are nursing injuries for the Chiefs (14-1), who have clinched the top seed in the AFC.
Kansas City coach Andy Reid said earlier in the week that quarterback Chad Henne will start versus the visiting Chargers (6-9). Henne is getting the nod over Patrick Mahomes (rest).
Running back Le’Veon Bell, who has been bothered by an ailing knee, returned to practice on Friday. He is questionable for Sunday’s game.
Hill, 26, has 87 receptions for 1,276 yards with a career-best 15 touchdowns this season.
Watkins, 27, has 37 receptions for 421 yards and two scores in 2020.
Edwards-Helaire, 21, has team-leading totals in carries (181), rushing yards (803) and rushing touchdowns (four) since being selected by Kansas City with the 32nd overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. He also has 36 catches for 297 yards and a score.
–Field Level Media