Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is out for Thursday night's game against the Broncos. He returned to limited practices this week, so a return for next Sunday night's game vs. the Packers seems realistic. With Watkins out last week, the pass routes run for Kansas City's WRs went like this: Demarcus Robinson 37, Byron Pringle 29, Mecole Hardman 25, Tyreek Hill 22. Hill should be closer to a full-go in his 2nd game back from that clavicle injury. His increased playing time figures to come at the expense of Pringle and/or Hardman.
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (clavicle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Texans. He practiced all week, but it sounds like he's still awaiting final medical clearance. The good news is that we'll get Hill's official status by noon ET on Sunday. If he's active, he'll return to must-start status. The nature of his injury means he should be a full-go once he's cleared. If Hill is out, Kansas City will roll with WRs Demarcus Robinson, Byron Pringle and Mecole Hardman.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) missed practice again on Thursday. He's looking unlikely to play against the Texans this weekend. That could again open up a significant role for WR Byron Pringle -- although we're still waiting to see if WR Tyreek Hill (clavicle) returns this week.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) didn't practice on Wednesday. Consider him no better than 50/50 to play against the Texans this weekend after injuring that hammy this past Sunday night. Watkins' absence would open up playing time for WR Byron Pringle.