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3 Chiefs starters miss Thursday’s practice before AFC Championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs are slowly getting players back before the AFC Championship.

Left guard Joe Thuney (pec), defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi (tricep), running back Isiah Pacheco (toe) and wide receiver Skyy Moore did not practice on Thursday.

All four missed Wednesday’s practice as well.

Thuney left the Divisional Round game against the Buffalo Bills early with a pec strain, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that he is unlikely to play Sunday.

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Veteran backup Nick Allegretti will be up in his place if he does not play Sunday.

Linebacker Willie Gay (neck) was limited in Wednesday’s and Thursday’s practices after leaving the Bills game early. Reid said Gay’s neck is stiff, but he’s getting better.

Reid also said Pacheco participated in Thursday’s walkthrough but did not practice.

Safety Mike Edwards missed Wednesday’s practice since he also left the Bills game with a concussion but will practice on Thursday.

Right guard Trey Smith also missed Wednesday with an illness but was back on Thursday.

Nnadi missed the Buffalo game with the same injury and was seen in the locker room with an arm brace.

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Moore is still on injured reserve with a knee injury and would need to be put on the active roster to be eligible to play. His 21-day window to return to play opened last week, and he did not play against Buffalo.

Pacheco is a crucial piece of the running game with 97 yards and a TD against Buffalo but said on Wednesday that he expects to play this weekend.

WR Kadarius Toney (hip) went from a full participant on Wednesday to a limited participant on Thursday.

Cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (calf) has also been a limited participant so far this week but has been listed on the injury report with his injury for several weeks.

The Chiefs have 17 players on the injury report but eight of them were full participants.

Ravens injuries

The Ravens injury report is much shorter than the Chiefs with just five players.

The biggest concern is the health of All-Pro tight end Mark Andrews who has missed the last eight games with an ankle injury. He was a full participant on Wednesday and Thursday.

Cornerback Marlon Humphrey also missed the Ravens’ Divisional Round match against the Houston Texans with a calf injury and has been limited this week.

Kickoff vs the Ravens is set for 2 p.m. Sunday.

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