KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Left guard Joe Thuney, who missed two games with a sprained ankle, is set to return to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Empower Field at Mile High.
Until two weeks ago, Thuney hadn’t missed a game in his seven-year NFL career. He started 107 games in a row.
The The Chiefs denied wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hamstring), returned to practice, but only in a limited capacity, on Saturday, according to final team injury report.
Toney has not played since the first half of a win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 20.
Thuney, who has been in full practice all week, was the only Kansas City player injured in this afternoon’s game against the Denver Broncos.
The Chiefs (9-3) can clinch the AFC West title for the seventh consecutive year with a win against the Broncos and a Chargers loss against Miami on Sunday Night Football.
After Denver traded for Russell Wilson during the offseason The Chiefs-Broncos were originally slated for a primetime contestbut NBC put the Chargers-Dolphins in primetime instead, with Denver limping along at 3-9.
Newly acquired defensive tackle Brandon Williams will be active along with wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette. promoted from the training team.
Toney joins Kansas City inactives linebacker Shane Buechele, defensive ends Joshua Caindo and Malik Herring, and offensive linemen Geron Christian and Darian Kinnard.
Denver will be without linebacker Dakota Allen (hamstring), tight end Andrew Beck (hamstring), wide receiver Courtland Sutton (hamstring) and linebacker Dalton Risner (shoulder/back).
Risner, a former Kansas State standout, is questionable along with quarterback Justin Strnad (knee).
The Broncos’ other inactives are cornerback Michael Ojemudia and defensive linemen Eyioma Uwazirike and Elia Garcia.