Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Injured Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire inactive vs. Browns

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was one of the team’s inactives for Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game against the visiting Cleveland Browns.

Edwards-Helaire is dealing with ankle and hip injuries and didn’t practice on Thursday and Friday. He missed the final two games of the regular season due to the injuries.

Edwards-Helaire led the Chiefs with 803 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns during the regular season.

Darrel Williams, who started, and Le’Veon Bell will receive the bulk of the workload in Edwards-Helaire’s absence.

Also inactive for the Chiefs due to injuries are receiver Sammy Watkins (calf), linebacker Willie Gay (ankle) and cornerback Rashad Fenton (foot/ankle). The team’s other inactives are offensive tackle Martinas Rankin, defensive tackle Khalen Saunders and defensive end Tim Ward.

The Browns listed four players as questionable for the game on Friday and are all active for Sunday’s game: right tackle Jack Conklin (hamstring/knee), linebacker B.J. Goodson (shoulder) and tight ends David Njoku (hamstring) and Stephen Carlson (groin).

Cleveland’s inactives are receivers Marvin Hall and Alexander Hollins, cornerback Brian Allen, safety Jovante Moffatt, defensive end Joe Jackson, tight end Kyle Markway and offensive tackle Alex Taylor.

–Field Level Media

Sep 17, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns kicker Cody Parkey (2) kicks an extra point during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns place T Conklin, two others on reserve/COVID-19 list

The Cleveland Browns placed offensive tackle Jack Conklin, kicker Cody Parkey and long snapper Charley Hughlett on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday, two days after temporarily closing their facility due to a positive test.

Placement on reserve/COVID-19 is for players who either tested positive for the virus or have been in close contact with someone who has. reported Conklin, Hughlett and Parkey were identified as high-risk contacts of an unidentified person who tested positive. If they continue to test negative, they will be able to play Sunday when the Browns (6-3) host the Philadelphia Eagles (3-5-1).

Coach Kevin Stefanski also said Wednesday that standout defensive end Myles Garrett was sick and would miss practice on Wednesday. He has not tested positive for COVID-19 but was staying home.

The Browns announced a positive test and the closure of their facility in Berea, Ohio, on Monday. Later that day, the team placed fullback Andy Janovich on the list. A similar shutdown happened last Friday and guard Chris Hubbard was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

–Field Level Media