Sammy Watkins available for Mahomes, Chiefs versus Jaguars
Russell Okung is inactive due to a groin injury that happened during the first half of last Sunday’s game against San Francisco. The ninth-year left tackle also missed a game last year due to a groin injury. Right tackle Joe Barksdale is missing his fourth straight game due to a knee injury he sustained during the opener against Kansas City.
Sam Tevi, who has been playing right tackle in Barksdale’s absence, moves over to left tackle with undrafted rookie Trent Scott at right tackle in his first NFL start.
Starting linebacker Mark Barron is active for the Los Angeles Rams for the first time since Week 14 of last season. Barron has been dealing with an Achilles tendon injury that is likely to keep him on a limited snap count against the Seahawks.
Seattle defensive end Frank Clark also is available despite missing a full week of practice due to illness.
Richard Sherman will be active for the San Francisco 49ers against the Arizona Cardinals after missing one game with a calf injury. Sherman was expected to miss up to three weeks but was able to come back early. The Niners will be without speedy receiver Marquise Goodwin, who is dealing with hamstring and quadriceps injuries.
Watkins tweaked his hamstring in last week’s comeback win against Denver. His availability Sunday will help Mahomes and the league’s highest-scoring offense against Jacksonville. The Jaguars already had ruled out running back Leonard Fournette again because of his hamstring problem and cornerback D.J. Hayden (toe) earlier this week.
The New York Jets started Buster Skrine at cornerback against Denver with Trumaine Johnson out after hurting a quadriceps during practice. The Broncos are replacing offensive tackle Jared Veldheer, who hurt a knee against Kansas City last Monday night, with Billy Turner.
Baltimore deactivated defensive tackle Michael Pierce after he was added to the injury report late in the week with a foot injury, and Ravens rookie Hayden Hurst is making his NFL debut after missing the first four games with a foot injury. Cornerback Jimmy Smith also will make his season debut following his four-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Browns starting linebacker Christian Kirksey is active after missing Friday’s practice with the flu. Also, tight end Seth DeValve is playing for the first time in four weeks after being sidelined with a hamstring issue.
The Buffalo Bills lack safeties in numbers with starter Micah Hyde and backup Rafael Bush both inactive against the Titans. Hyde is sidelined with a groin injury sustained in the first quarter of a 22-0 loss at Green Bay last week. Bush did not practice this week due to a shoulder injury. Buffalo is left with just three active safeties, including Dean Marlowe, promoted from the practice squad on Saturday.
The Steelers will be without starting inside linebacker Vince Williams, who is dealing with a hamstring issue. Pittsburgh plans to split snaps between LJ Fort and Tyler Matakevich, while Steelers safety Morgan Burnett will miss his third straight game with a groin injury.
Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams is active and playing through a calf injury, leaving Aaron Rodgers with only one of his top receivers in Detroit with Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison out. Detroit receiver Marvin Jones is active with an ankle injury.
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