Chiefs rule out Clyde Edwards-Helaire for Sunday’s game at Cincinnati

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The Chiefs won’t have their top running back on Sunday against the Bengals.

The team has ruled out Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He previously had been listed as questionable with a shoulder injury. He’s not traveling to Ohio, and he thus was downgraded to out.

Edwards-Helaire exited the Week 16 blowout win over the Steelers. X-rays on the collarbone were negative.

The Chiefs will replace Edwards-Helaire in part with Jerick McKinnon, who returns to the active roster from injured reserve. He’s listed as having a hamstring injury, but he has no official designation. Which means he’s good to go.

Darrel Williams likely gets the start in the absence of Edwards-Helaire, with Derrick Gore also available.

The Chiefs have won eight in a row, and they’re currently the top seed in the AFC.

6 responses to “Chiefs rule out Clyde Edwards-Helaire for Sunday’s game at Cincinnati

  1. No worries here. Get CEH healthy for the playoffs. Williams and Gore can handle the load against the Bengals and getting McKinnon back provides insurance at RB and a nice boost to special teams.


  2. If by top you mean the one that starts because he is a 1st round pick, then yes. But he is just another guy and would not be starting if he were a late pick or free agent. They whiffed on him. To not be better in that offense with all the other weapons the defense has to worry about is the definition of mediocre.

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