Chiefs’ Kelce lively for AFC title recreation regardless of again spasms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Travis Kelce is lively for the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals in Sunday evening’s AFC championship recreation after the All-Professional tight finish skilled again spams in follow that had him questionable on the ultimate damage report.

Kelce caught a career-best 110 passes for 1,338 yards and 12 touchdowns within the common season, then had 14 catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars within the divisional spherical of the playoffs.

Kelce started stretching out about 2 hours earlier than kickoff. After working a few routes, Kelce gave a fist-bump to Chiefs coach Rick Burkholder and joined the remainder of the tight ends and extensive receivers for the remainder of warmups.

In the meantime, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had no points transferring round on his sprained proper ankle on a frigid, windswept evening at Arrowhead Stadium. The All-Professional quarterback was damage within the first quarter in opposition to the Jaguars, however he returned after halftime to complete the sport and was a full participant in follow this week.

The Chiefs even have extensive receiver Mecole Hardman out there for the primary time since early November, when he landed on injured reserve with a pelvis damage. The speedster was activated a number of weeks in the past, however had not performed due to a collection of setbacks, and he was listed as questionable to face the Bengals on the ultimate damage report.

The inactive gamers for Kansas Metropolis are: quarterback Shane Buechele, defensive finish Joshua Kaindoh, tight finish Blake Bell, offensive deal with Darian Kinnard, defensive finish Malik Herring and extensive receivers Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Justin Watson.

The Bengals haven’t any shock inactives after ruling out beginning offensive linemen Alex Cappa with an ankle damage and Jonah Williams with a knee damage. They’re joined by working again Chris Evans, cornerback Jalen Davis, defensive finish Jeff Gunter, defensive deal with Jay Tufele and quarterback Jake Browning.

Bengals linebacker Joe Bachie had been questionable with a sore foot, cornerback Tre Flowers with a hamstring damage, tight finish Hayden Hurst with a calf damage and middle Ted Karras with a sore knee.


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