Chiefs give sudden damage replace on Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been coping with a abdomen situation, and now the Chiefs rookie operating again’s standing for Sunday evening is wanting very iffy.On Thursday, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs operating again Clyde Edwards-Helaire popped up on the observe report as out with an sickness. He was held out once more on Friday, with the vital caveat that he’s coping with a abdomen sickness and never something COVID-19-related.On Friday, head coach Andy Reid expressed optimism that Edwards-Helaire would have the ability to go Sunday evening in opposition to the Denver Broncos.Andy Reid on Clyde Edwards-Helaire (sickness) lacking in the present day’s observe.”We predict we will get him again,” Reid stated forward of Sunday’s recreation.— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) December 4, 2020However Edwards-Helaire has formally been listed as questionable.#Chiefs’ RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (sickness) is questionable for Sunday evening’s recreation vs. Denver.— NFL Replace (@MySportsUpdate) December 4, 2020Edwards-Helaire has had an up-and-down rookie season. In Week 12 in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as Tyreek Hill took heart stage he had 39 complete yards on 12 touches. In Week 11 in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders he had two touchdowns on the bottom, however in 4 of the final 5 video games he has not cleared 50 yards on the bottom.Edwards-Helaire’s absence would take a look at the Chiefs’ RB depthIf Edwards-Helaire just isn’t in a position to swimsuit up in opposition to the Broncos, Le’Veon Bell would theoretically step in because the Chiefs’ No. 1 again. In 5 video games for Kansas Metropolis, after being jettisoned (mercifully) by the New York Jets, Bell has 28 carries for 101 yards and a landing together with seven catches for 47 yards. He additionally has but to play greater than 33 p.c of the snaps in a recreation for the Chiefs.After Bell, Darrel Williams can be subsequent in line for extra work if Edwards-Helaire isn’t good to go in opposition to Denver. Williams has performed in all 11 video games this season, with 20 carries for 80 yards, 12 catches for 82 yards and one speeding rating. Over the past three video games, he has registered zero carries.Darwin Thompson has performed 31 offensive snaps and 104 particular groups snaps this season. He has performed zero offensive snaps in three straight video games, with zero offensive snaps in six of the 10 video games he has performed.The Broncos’ run protection enters Week 13 27th within the league (131.three yards allowed per recreation). So whereas Edwards-Helaire hasn’t all the time been an enormous issue within the Chiefs’ offense this yr, he can be in line for a stable workload Sunday evening. However it could be trending towards Bell and Williams splitting work, with Thompson maybe sprinkled in for a number of snaps.