Status in question for Week 4
Butker (ankle) won't practice Thursday, and special teams coordinator Dave Toub suggested the kicker's status for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers could "come down right to the end" of the week, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
After sitting out both of the Chiefs' past two games with a sprained left ankle, Butker practiced Wednesday in a limited fashion, but he was held out Thursday while still contending with some soreness. The Chiefs will see if Butker is able to get back on the practice field in some capacity Friday before giving him a designation for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. If Butker is forced to miss another game, Matthew Wright would likely be elevated from the practice squad to handle kicking duties for Kansas City in Week 4.
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Head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Hardman (abdomen) could return from injured reserve for the Chiefs' Week 15 game in Houston, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Mahomes relayed Wednesday that he suffered a bruised foot on his final snap of Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Bengals, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.
Toney (hamstring) is expected to practice Wednesday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
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Valdes-Scantling caught two of six targets for 71 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Bengals.
Smith-Schuster caught three of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Bengals.
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Pacheco carried the ball 14 times for 66 yards and a touchdown and caught both his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Bengals.
Mahomes completed 16 of 27 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Bengals. He added nine yards and another TD on two carries.
McKinnon (hamstring) practiced fully Friday and doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.