Tyrann Mathieu was a full participant in Thursday’s practice

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Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu is trending in the right direction to play in Sunday’s AFC Championship game.

Mathieu, who suffered a concussion in last week’s win over the Bills, was a full participant in Thursday’s practice.

“He was out there and did a nice job,” head coach Andy Reid said, via Matt McMullen of the team’s website.

Reid noted that Mathieu still needs to receive final clearance to get out of the concussion protocol. But given that he was a full participant on Thursday, Mathieu seems set to do so, unless there is a setback.

While running back Darrel Williams (toe) was a full participant in Wednesday’s light practice, he was limited on Thursday. Williams did not play in the divisional round victory over Buffalo.

Otherwise, everyone on the Chiefs had a full practice — including running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder), receiver Tyreek Hill (heel), and defensive lineman Chris Jones (groin).

5 responses to “Tyrann Mathieu was a full participant in Thursday’s practice

  1. Wonder if he’ll try to tackle Burrow or if he’ll get kicked in the head again while trying to avoid tackling? How embarrassing!

  2. “The Bengals will torch that Chiefs secondary if Mathieu can’t go.”

    Hardly. The turnstile RT, #75, isn’t going to block anyone. Arrowhead will be deafening so the Bengals won’t have decent timing. Sure, they were terrific Week 17, but don’t expect the Bengals to be able to throw it across the field regardless of who is manning the FS position. Jones, Clark, Ingram, and Wharton are going to strip sack Cool Joe.

  3. Reducing this game to the Bengals’ poor O-line only is willfully wearing blinders. There will be 13 non-linemen on the field who will have something to say about how the game goes. Not all of those matchups favor the Chiefs. Burrow has proven he can take sacks and still win. This game will not be a simple layup for the Chiefs.

  4. It won’t be a layup but I do believe the Chiefs experience, talent and home field advantage will play a huge role this weekend. The Bengals are set for a long time with Joe, Chase and those weapons. I believes Spags didn’t give Joe the respect he deserved in the regular season game. I don’t think they will make that mistake twice.

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