Okafor (hamstring) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report. Okafor was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, indicating that the hamstring injury he sustained over a month ago is no longer bothering him. The veteran defensive end is healthy as the Chiefs prepare to face the Browns in Week 1.
Okafor (hamstring) departed Wednesday's practice early due to injury, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. Okafor and fellow defensive starter Willie Gay (head) were both early departures Wednesday. The 30-year-old veteran has handled a rotational role for Kansas City in each of the last two seasons, with 21 appearances in that span.
Okafor has signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. Okafor, who spent the last two seasons with the team, is thus slated to return to Kansas City in 2021 and bolster the defense while serving as a rotational pass rusher. The 30-year-old appeared in 11 games last year, recording 16 tackles and three sacks.
The Chiefs activated Okafor (hamstring) from injured reserve Saturday. Okafor will return to the field in Sunday's game against the Raiders for the first time since Week 6 against the Bills. He's missed five total games this season due to hamstring issues, while the veteran defensive end has notched six tackles and a half sack over the four games he's played.
Okafor (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, indicating the beginning of his 21-day window to be activated from IR, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Okafor has missed the requisite amount of time on IR, and he could play this week against the Raiders. Frank Clark and Tanoh Kpassagnon will remain the starting defensive ends, but Okafor's reserve role could expand since Taco Charlton (fractured leg) is out for the year.
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