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Chiefs return on practice Thursday in preparation for Super Bowl LV

Eric Fisher, lone player to miss
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Posted at 4:06 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 17:06:47-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs resumed on-field preparations Thursday for Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with their first bye-week practice.

Left tackle Eric Fisher, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the AFC Championship Game, was the only player who missed practice. He has already been ruled out for the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida.

Five other players — running back Le'Veon Bell (knee), cornerback Rashad Fenton (foot) and L'Jarius Sneed (concussion), linebacker Willie Gay (ankle) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf) — were listed as limited on Thursday's official Chiefs injury report.

Bell, Gay and Watkins were sidelined for the AFC Championship Game win against the Buffalo Bills last weekend.

Fenton was questionable before the game, but played and had an interception that helped turn the tide and advance Kansas City to a second straight Super Bowl.

Sneed was injured against the Bills, but the fact he has returned to practice, even in a limited capacity, indicates he is progressing through the NFL's Concussion Protocol.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes (toe), running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip), offensive tackle Mike Remmers (groin) and guard Andrew Wylie (ankle) were all full participants.

Remmers, who has started at right tackle since Mitchell Schwartz's back injury sidelined him in October, is expected to replace Fisher at left tackle for the Super Bowl.

Wylie, who has been the Chiefs' starting right guard for most of the season, finished the 38-24 win against the Bills at right tackle, when Remmers moved over to replace Fisher.

The Chiefs plan to practice in some form Friday and Saturday.

Five Buccaneers players — wide receiver Antonio Brown (knee), linebacker Lavonte David (hamstring), rush linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), and safeties Jordan Whitehead (shoulder/knee) and Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle) — missed practice Thursday.

Wide receiver Mike Evans (knee) and defensive tackle Vita Vea (ankle) were limited participants. Both played in last Sunday's win at Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game.

The Chiefs' Bell and Watkins and Bucs' Brown and Winfield are expected to play in the Super Bowl, according to ESPN.