Dec 17, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Kansas City Chiefs guard Joe Thuney (62)  stands in the bench area during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs rule out G Joe Thuney (pec), WR Skyy Moore (knee)

The Kansas City Chiefs ruled out All-Pro left guard Joe Thuney and wide receiver Skyy Moore for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Coach Andy Reid confirmed Friday that Thuney (pectoral), Moore (knee), nose tackle Derrick Nnadi (triceps) and reserve offensive lineman Prince Tega Wanogho (quad) will not play.

Running back Isiah Pacheco (toe, ankle), safety Mike Edwards (concussion), linebacker Willie Gay (neck) and wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hip) are questionable for the game in Baltimore.

Pacheco practiced Friday for the first time this week. Gay missed Friday’s practice due to a neck spasm.

Thuney, 31, was injured during last Sunday’s 27-24 divisional playoff win at Buffalo.

Moore, 23, has not played since Dec. 17. He was designated to return from injured reserve earlier this month but still isn’t ready to go. He caught 21 passes for 244 yards and one TD in 14 games (eight starts) this season.

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Jan 13, 2024; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs guard Joe Thuney (62) on the line of scrimmage against the Miami Dolphins in a 2024 AFC wild card game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Injured Chiefs G Joe Thuney, RB Isiah Pacheco miss practice

Kansas City Chiefs left guard Joe Thuney and running back Isiah Pacheco each missed practice Thursday due to their injuries.

Thuney is dealing with a pectoral injury and Pacheco has ankle and toe injuries.

Thuney, a Pro Bowl selection for the second straight season, is highly unlikely to be available for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Pacheco insisted Wednesday that he will be on the field Sunday. He led the Chiefs with 935 rushing yards in the regular season and added 97 more in last Sunday’s 27-24 divisional round victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi (triceps) and receiver Skyy Moore (knee) also missed Thursday’s practice. Moore remains on injured reserve.

Safety Mike Edwards (concussion) returned to the field on a limited basis. He was injured against the Bills.

“We’ll ease him back in and see how he’s doing,” Reid said of Edwards.

Ravens cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (knee) missed practice. Returner/receiver Tylan Wallace (knee) was a limited participant after sitting out Wednesday.

Baltimore tight end Mark Andrews (ankle) was a full practice participant for the second straight day. Andrews, who is on injured reserve, was hurt on Nov. 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Dec 25, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (10) runs the ball against Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs (39) during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Chief RB Isiah Pacheco exits with concussion

Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco exited Monday’s game against the visiting Las Vegas Raiders due to a concussion. The Raiders won, 20-14.

Pacheco lost his helmet on a third-quarter play in which he caught a short pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes. While being tackled, the knee of a teammate smacked Pacheco in the head.

Pacheco was helped off the field with 3:16 left in the quarter and taken to the locker room. He was ruled out in the fourth quarter.

This was Pacheco’s return after missing the previous two games due to shoulder surgery. He had 11 carries for 26 yards and one touchdown and caught four passes for zero yards.

Pacheco also lost a fumble in which he lined up as quarterback. He botched a handoff to Mahomes and Bilal Nichols of the Raiders recovered and ran 8 yards for a touchdown.

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Oct 22, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (10) scores a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) out after surgery

Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco is out for a second consecutive game and recently underwent shoulder surgery.

Kansas City coach Andy Reid shared the intel on Friday ahead of the Chiefs’ trip to play the New England Patriots (3-10), clinging to a one-game lead in the AFC West.

Reid said Pacheco should be in a good spot to play next week for the Chiefs (8-5).

“He did the walkthrough with us. He should be back (next week),” Reid said.

Pacheco also missed Week 14 against Buffalo. He was third in the AFC and fifth in the NFL in rushing with 779 yards at the time of his injury at Green Bay. He also has 33 receptions for 209 yards and seven total touchdowns (six rushing, one receiving).

The Chiefs also ruled out left tackle Donovan Smith (neck) for the second game in a row.

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Green Bay Packers linebacker Preston Smith (91) tackles Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (10) during their football game Sunday, December 3, 2023, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.
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Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco still out with shoulder injury

Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco missed Thursday’s practice and could be sidelined for the Week 14 game with the Buffalo Bills because of a shoulder injury.

Pacheco and left tackle Donovan Smith (neck stinger) were not on the field Thursday, with Clyde Edwards-Helaire and rookie tackle Wanya Morris prepping to start against the Bills.

“We’ll see,” Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy said Thursday. “Pop (Pacheco) has been phenomenal for us all year. The other guys in that room have done a really good job of starting to complete that room. It’s got to be a next-man-up mentality.”

Running back Jerick McKinnon has been dealing with a groin issue but was a full participant in practice Thursday.

Pacheco is third in the AFC and fifth in the NFL in rushing with 779 yards.

He had 18 carries for 110 yards at Green Bay last week, playing through the shoulder contusion suffered during the game.

Edwards-Helaire has 140 rushing yards this season. He was Kansas City’s top rusher against Buffalo last season with nine carries for 33 yards.

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Sep 7, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (10) warms up against the Detroit Lions prior to a game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco, WR Kadarius Toney miss practice

Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco and wideout Kadarius Toney missed practice Wednesday.

Pacheco is dealing with a hamstring injury and Toney has a sprained toe heading into Week 3 against Chicago.

Pacheco, 24, has 20 carries for 93 yards and five catches for 31 yards through two games this season.

Toney, 24, has six catches for 36 yards in two games. He dropped four passes in the Week 1 loss to Detroit.

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Aug 13, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Ronald Jones (2) rushes the ball against the Chicago Bears during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs RB Ronald Jones wants to be released

Running back Ronald Jones took to social media to apparently ask for his release from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jones, 25, has been listed as inactive for every regular-season game with the Chiefs since signing a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the team in the offseason.

“Sure would like a RELEASE right about now,” Jones wrote Friday night on Twitter.

The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday.

Jones, 25, has spent the season behind fellow running backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire, rookie Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon on the Chiefs’ depth chart.

Selected by Tampa Bay in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Jones had 488 carries for 2,174 yards and 18 touchdowns in 55 career games with the Buccaneers. He also had 76 catches for 571 yards and a score.

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Oct 2, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (10) runs with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) defends during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Chiefs to start rookie RB Isiah Pacheco

The Kansas City Chiefs are starting rookie Isiah Pacheco at running back over veteran Clyde Edwards-Helaire on Sunday, NFL Network reported.

Pacheco, a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, took the first-team reps in practice this week over Edwards-Helaire, a first-round selection in 2020.

The Chiefs (4-2) visit the San Francisco 49ers (3-3) in Week 7.

Edwards-Helaire, 23, leads Kansas City with 256 yards on 59 carries with two touchdowns. He also has 16 catches for 137 yards and three scores in six starts.

Pacheco, 22, has rushed 31 times for 149 yards and one touchdown and has two receptions for 9 yards.

Pacheco is averaging 4.8 yards per carry, compared to 4.3 for Edwards-Helaire.

Edwards-Helaire has gained 2,139 yards from scrimmage and scored 16 touchdowns in 29 career games (all starts).

–Field Level Media