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Chiefs final injury report and what it means in the Divisional round of the NFL Playoffs vs. Browns

We look at the names on final injury report for the Chiefs heading into the Divisional round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs and how it may affect their matchup against the Browns.

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs onto the field prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium on November 8, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Cleveland Browns Sunday for this Divisional round matchup with kick-off at 3:05 p.m. The game will air on CBS. The team will be without WR Sammy Watkins and LB/special teamer Willie Gay, and have three others listed as questionable for this outing.

Ahead of their game, we take a look at Chiefs final injury report to see how these injuries may affect the team heading into their playoff matchup.

Chiefs final injury report

Out: WR Sammy Watkins (calf), LB Willie Gay (ankle)
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip), CB Rashad Fenton (foot, ankle), TE Deon Yelder (groin)

Notable players on in-week report who were removed from final: RB Le’Veon Bell (knee), LB Ben Niemann (hamstring), DT Derrick Nnadi (knee), OL Mike Remmers (back), WR Demarcus Robinson (back), CB Armani Watts (concussion)

How injuries may affect Chiefs vs. Browns matchup

Sammy Watkins’ calf injury kept him from practicing the week of the regular-season finale and he has yet to return to the field this week, raising the possibility that he might not play until deep into the playoffs or not at all. Still, the Chiefs have no shortage of speed among their receivers and can cover for Watkins’ absence with little worry.

The injuries for Clyde Edwards-Helaire present a similarly concerning outlook. Though the rookie running back practice in a limited capacity on Wednesday, he missed both of the days since. While Kansas City has less depth at running back, Le’Veon Bell can handle most of his work. Bell himself came off the report after practicing in full each day this week.