The Cincinnati Bengals will need a win on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs to keep their season alive. A win and some help around the NFL would go a long way toward getting the Bengals to the postseason for the third straight season.
The status of Ja’Marr Chase (shoulder) means a lot for this game, and we now have an answer on his practice status for Thursday when the team releases their injury report.
After not practicing Wednesday, Chase was seen jogging to practice with his helmet in his hands. He was officially listed as limited on Thursday, so it looks like he has a real shot of playing Sunday.
Cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt (ankle) was reactivated from injured reserve Wednesday and practiced in full. Another full practice on Thursday sets Taylor-Britt up to make his much-needed return to game action on Sunday.
Tight end Mitchell Wilcox was a new addition to the report, showing as limited with a foot injury.
Defensive end Cameron Sample (knee) was limited again Thursday, as was cornerback Jalen Davis (groin). Both have a shot to play Sunday.
As for the Chiefs, Pete Sweeney reported that Isiah Pacheco (concussion), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness), L’Jarius Sneed (calf), Donovan Smith (neck), and Kadarius Toney (hip) wouldn’t practice on Thursday.
Pacheco missed Wednesday, while CEH just popped up with his illness, and the team just placed Jerick Mckinnon on IR, so the Chiefs backfield is in flux at the moment.
The #Chiefs say that RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness), CB L'Jarius Sneed (calf), RB Isiah Pacheco (concussion), LT Donovan Smith (neck) and WR Kadarius Toney (hip) won't practice on Thursday.— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) December 28, 2023
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We will update this post when Kansas City releases its injury report.