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Chiefs DT Chris Jones questionable for Patriots game

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 18:52:51-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Defensive tackle Chris Jones is questionable for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, but he’s the only player on the active roster listed with a designation on the Chiefs’ final injury report for the week.

Jones, who signed a new four-year contract worth $85 million in July, has a groin injury and was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Undrafted rookie Tershawn Wharton is listed as Jones’ backup with Derrick Nnadi and Mike Pennel, who returned last week from a two-game suspension, at the other defensive tackle spot.

Khalen Saunders, a second-year defensive tackle, was placed on injured reserve with an elbow injury sustained in the season-opener.

Defensive end Alex Okafor, who has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, was a full participant in practice Thursday and Friday. He should be available Sunday.

Kickoff is at 3:25 p.m. with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo calling the game.

The other seven players listed on Kansas City’s injury report — including starting right guard Andrew Wylie, who missed Monday’s 34-20 win at Baltimore with an illness — practiced throughout the week.

New England will be without defensive back Cody Davis (rib), while five players — defensive lineman Adam Butler (shoulder), wide receiver Julian Edelman (knee), running back Sony Michel (quad), offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn (calf) and guard Shaq Mason (calf) — are listed as questionable. All five were limited in practice throughout the week.