Patrick Mahomes, Clyde Edwards-Hellaire, Sammy Watkins attend Wednesday’s heads of practice

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As the NFL world hangs on the latest news about Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs quarterback was back on the practice field Wednesday in preparation for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Mahomes, who lives in the NFL’s concussion protocol, was involved in practice by running Clyde Edwards-Hellier (ankle / hip) and receiver Sammy Watkins (calf). Both players were inactive for Kansas City’s win over Cleveland in last Sunday’s divisional round playoff game.

Mahomes dropped out of last Sunday’s game after suffering a head injury from Broms linebacker Mac Wilson. Mahomes currently has no symptoms after sustaining the injury, According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

During practice, Mahomes head coach Andy Reid said, “He’s under protocol, so there’s only a few things he can do.” “It’s a limited basis. But today it’s a limited practice, so that’s exactly what he can do. He took all the snaps. He’s feeling good. So we’re just going to follow this protocol, As we possibly can. ”


Mahomes completed 70% of his passes before exiting Sunday’s game. He also rushed and passed for a touchdown, while helping the Chiefs build a 19–3 halftime lead. After the Mahomes dropped out of the game, 35-year-old backup Chad Hayne helped send the Chiefs for their third consecutive AFC title game. While finishing third and 14th on the final drive of the game, Henne’s 13-yard run set up his game-clinic to complete Tyrick Hill in the fourth. The Chiefs defeated the Browns 22–17, becoming the first AFC team to host three consecutive games.

If he plays on Sunday, the Mahomes will face a defending defense that secured Lamar Jackson and the Ravens just three points in a divisional round win over Baltimore last Saturday. Late in the third quarter, 10-3, Taron Johnson’s 101-yard interception return sealed Buffalo’s first trip to the AFC title game since 1993. In that game, the Bills beat the majors 30–13 and made their fourth consecutive trip to the Super. Bowl.

According to the William Hill Sportsbook, the Chiefs are a three-point favorite, with an over / under set of 53.5 points.

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