KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs running back Darrel Williams and cornerback Rashad Fenton were the only players not on the practice field Wednesday as head coach Andy Reid’s club began on-field workouts for this Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Buffalo Bills.
Reid said the back issue that caused Fenton to be a late scratch in the Wild Card game against Pittsburgh was “getting better.” Williams continues dealing with a toe injury that limited him to eight snaps against the Steelers.
“Trying to let it rest up, see if it calms down a little bit,” Reid explained.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who has missed the last three games due to a shoulder injury, was a full participant in Wednesday’s light workout. The running back worked out last Wednesday as well but did not practice on Thursday and Friday. Tomorrow’s padded practice should offer a better barometer regarding Edwards-Helaire’s potential return this weekend.
“Yeah, he moved around well,” Reid said of Edwards-Helaire’s Thursday workout. “We’ll see tomorrow and how he back-to-back sees things. I don’t want to say anything – I said it last week and I was wrong. We’ll just see he does as we go forward.”
The Bills had a much shorter injury report on Wednesday, listing only defensive end Mario Addison as limited with a shoulder injury.
The injury situation differs greatly from back when the two teams met in Week 5, which ended in a 38-20 Bills’ victory. The Chiefs were without Chris Jones and Charvarius Ward in that game and Frank Clark was continuing to work his way back from a hamstring injury.
“I think the neat part about this game that’s coming up here is that both teams are relatively healthy,” Reid said. “At this time of the year that’s a great thing. It should lead to a heck of a game. I know the guys that didn’t play look forward to the challenge of playing. You love this kind of competition and these kind of games.”
Chiefs Injury Report
Did not participate: RB Darrel Williams (toe) and CB Rashad Fenton (back)
Limited participation: None
Full participation: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder), WR Tyreek Hill (heel) and CB L’Jarius Sneed (knee)
Bills Injury Report
Did not participate: None
Limited participation: DE Mario Addison (shoulder)
Full participation: None listed