Okafor out, 3 other Chiefs questionable for Ravens matchup

Alex Okafor
Posted at 3:10 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 16:16:51-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs may be without a few players Monday night for their matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.

Defensive end Alex Okafor, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury since the season opener, has been ruled out for Monday’s game. He has yet to practice since the injury, every other player on the roster practiced in some capacity last week.

Mike Danna, a rookie fifth-round pick from Michigan, played well as Tanoh Kpassagnon's backup with Okafor sidelined last week. He finished with three tackles, including a sack.

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins is recovering from a stiff neck after a hard hit to the head during an overtime win at the Los Angeles Chargers.

He officially is listed as questionable for the Ravens game but did fully participate in Saturday's practice.

Mecole Hardman Jr., Demarcus Robinson and even Byron Pringle could be in line for more snaps if Watkins can't go.

Starting cornerback Charvarius Ward, who broke a bone in his left hand against the Houston Texans and sat the Chargers game out, and linebacker Dorian O’Daniel (knee/ankle) also are questionable for the Chiefs' showdown against the Ravens on Monday Night Football.

O'Daniel was a full participant in Saturday's practice, while Ward practiced on a limited basis.

The return of Antonio Hamilton (groin) should help with depth concerns at the cornerback spot.

Defensive tackle Khalen Saunders, who was placed on injured reserve last week after dislocating his elbow, remains sidelined, but defensive tackle Mike Pennel, who missed the first two games due to suspension, has rejoined the Chiefs' 53-man roster.

For Baltimore, cornerback Travon Young (knee) has been ruled out, while defensive back/linebacker Anthony Levine (abdomen), defensive tackle Justin Madubuike (knee), wide receiver Chris Moore (finger) and guard D.J. Fluker (shoulder) are questionable.