Chiefs rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire ruled out vs. Browns, could return with KC win


The Kansas City Chiefs will be without one of their key weapons when they host the Cleveland Browns for the AFC Divisional Round playoff matchup on Sunday.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been ruled out as he continues to battle through an ankle injury that sidelined him the last two weeks of the regular season.

There was some hope that maybe the rookie running back could suit up after he was listed as questionable on Friday’s practice report, although he did not participate in practice the two days prior.

It is possible Edwards-Helaire is available next week if the Chiefs win on Sunday and advance to the AFC Championship, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Le’Veon Bell will instead carry the workload in the Chiefs’ backfield along with Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson. While Bell is a former All-Pro, he has not shown he is still that same kind of player.

In the last two games of the season, Bell rushed for 92 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown and caught two passes for 23 yards.

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