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Browns vs. Chiefs Injury Report: Jack Conklin practices, Sammy Watkins out

The status of RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, TE David Njoku, and LB B.J. Goodson remain up-in-the-air.

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Here is the injury report for the Cleveland Browns’ Divisional Playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs:

Cleveland Browns

Position Player Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Position Player Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
RB D'Ernest Johnson Finger FP FP FP
WR Jarvis Landry Hip FP FP FP
TE David Njoku Hamstring DNP DNP LP QUESTIONABLE
TE Stephen Carlson Groin -- LP DNP QUESTIONABLE
OT Jack Conklin Hamstring/Knee DNP DNP LP QUESTIONABLE
OG Wyatt Teller Ankle LP LP FP
C JC Tretter Knee LP LP FP
DE Myles Garrett Shoulder LP LP FP
DT Sheldon Richardson Neck LP LP FP
LB B.J. Goodson Shoulder DNP DNP LP QUESTIONABLE
LB Malcolm Smith Ankle FP FP FP

Kansas City Chiefs

Position Player Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Position Player Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire Ankle / Hip LP DNP DNP QUESTIONABLE
RB Le'Veon Bell Knee FP FP FP
WR Sammy Watkins Calf DNP DNP DNP OUT
WR Demarcus Robinson Back FP FP FP
TE Deon Yelder Groin LP DNP DNP QUESTIONABLE
OL Mike Remmers Back FP FP FP
DT Derrick Nnadi Knee FP FP FP
LB Willie Gay Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
LB Ben Niemann Hamstring FP FP FP
CB Rashad Fenton Foot / Ankle DNP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
S Armani Watts Concussion FP FP FP

Quick Hitters

  • As far as COVID-19 goes, the Cleveland Browns have everyone back, and no one new has landed on the list (knock on wood). That means we’ll see the return of CB Denzel Ward, CB Kevin Johnson, LG Joel Bitonio, and WR KhaDarel Hodge.
  • The biggest injury we’re watching this week is with RT Jack Conklin. He left last week’s game with a hamstring injury, and didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday. He was a limited participant in Friday’s practice, which is a positive sign. However, that doesn’t mean he will play — we’ll have to find out how his leg feels on Saturday and leading up to gameday. He should be viewed as a true “questionable.”
  • Also listed as questionable for the Browns are TE David Njoku (hamstring), TE Stephen Carlson (groin), and LB B.J. Goodson (shoulder). Njoku and Goodson followed the same practice pattern as Conklin. I’m optimistic about them playing, at least some reps against the Chiefs.
  • The Chiefs have two players out: WR Sammy Watkins and LB Willie Gay. Watkins only had 37 catches for 421 yards and 2 touchowns this season; the Chiefs have a lot of good depth at the receiver position. Gay had been playing pretty well for the Chiefs’ defense.
  • Three players are questionable for the Chiefs: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, TE Deon Yelder, and CB Rashad Fenton. Edwards-Helaire was limited on Wednesday with the ankle/hip injury that kept him out of the final two regular season games, and he didn’t practice Thursday or Friday. Usually if a player is coming back at that position, you want them at full strength — so my guess is that he’ll be inactive on Sunday with RB Le’Veon Bell carrying the load.