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vs Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1)
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Final
42

AFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 7-10-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 8 0.0 0 0 0

Top Khalen Saunders News

  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Designated for return from IR

    Saunders (undisclosed) was designated to return from IR on Tuesday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

    Saunders was placed on IR on Nov. 30 and hasn't played since Week 7 against the Titans. Now that he's been designated to return, he can practice with the team again. He'll work to prove he's healthy enough to return Saturday against the Broncos.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Placed on injured reserve

    Saunders (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Saunders has missed time this season with a knee injury, but it's not yet known if that's why he was placed on IR. He last took the field in Week 7 against Tennessee and will be eligible to return for Week 16 against the Steelers.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Off injury report

    Saunders (knee) wasn't listed on the Chiefs' injury report Wednesday.

    Saunders was unable to suit up for the Chiefs the past two weeks. The defensive tackle was able to practice fully and is no longer on the injury report, which could indicate that he'll be able to play in Week 10. Expect Derrick Nnadi to continue to see increased snaps until Saunders is able to play again.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Not playing against Green Bay

    Saunders (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

    Saunders sat out Monday's win over the Giants, and while he could have played after logging a full practice Wednesday, he might have suffered a setback and won't play in this matchup. Saunders' next chance to play will come Nov. 14 at Las Vegas.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Practices in full

    Saunders (knee) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

    Saunders sat out Monday's win over the Giants with the knee injury, but he was able to practice with no limitations just two days later. The 25-year-old has filled a rotational role on the interior defensive line for Kansas City when healthy.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Won't play Monday night

    Saunders (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's contest against the Giants, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Saunders recorded a season-high four tackles against the Titans during Week 7, but he appears to have picked up a knee injury that will sideline him for at least one week. Tershawn Wharton will likely see an uptick in snaps with Saunders out for the Chiefs' Week 8 matchup with the Giants.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Returns from injured reserve

    Saunders (elbow) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The 24-year-old has been sidelined since suffering the dislocated elbow in the season opener, but he's back in time for Week 7. Saunders filled a rotational role with 22 tackles and one sack last season and figures to be used similarly in 2020 now that's he's healthy.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Nearing return to action

    The Chiefs designated Saunders (elbow) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports.

    Saunders has resided on IR since Sept. 19 due to a dislocated elbow but he appears to be nearing a return. The Western Illinois product could return as early as Sunday's game against Denver, but once he returns to the team, it will likely be in more of a depth role at defensive tackle.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Placed on IR

    The Chiefs placed Saunders (elbow) on injured reserve Saturday.

    Saunders is expected to be sidelined for a month due to a dislocated elbow, so this decision was inevitable. He will be available to return from IR after three weeks. While he is sidelined, look for Tershawn Wharton to see an uptick in defensive snaps.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Expected to miss a month

    The Chiefs expect Saunders to be out a month as he works to recover from a dislocated elbow, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Saunders suffered the injury during Kansas City's season-opening win over the Texans. The second-year pro avoided any fractures and won't need surgery, so he shouldn't face many additional hurdles as he works toward a mid-October return. In the meantime, Tershawn Wharton stands to handle increased defensive snaps.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Suffers injury Week 1

    Saunders left Thursday's game against the Texans with an arm injury, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

    Saunders suffered what initially appears to be a serious injury, as he left the field holding his arm in obvious pain. The Western Illinois product headed back to the locker room for further evaluation.. As long as Saunders is out, Tershawn Wharton could be in line for an uptick in depth snaps.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Dislocates elbow Thursday

    Saunders dislocated his elbow during Thursday's game against the Texans, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

    Saunders exited the game in the first quarter and did not return. Even with a 10-day recovery period prior to Week 2, it would not be surprising to see the defensive tackle miss some additional time, in which case Tershawn Wharton should see additional snaps behind starters Chris Jones and Derrick Nnadi.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Done for night

    Saunders (elbow) is out for the remainder Thursday's game against the Texans.

    Saunders appeared to suffer a serious arm injury in the first quarter, laying on the ground in pain. The good news for Saunders is that he'll have 10 days to recover before Week 2. As long as Saunders is out, Tershawn Wharton should be in line for an uptick in depth snaps.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Reserve role in 2019

    Saunders notched 22 tackles (13 solo), one sack and one defended pass across 12 regular-season contests in 2019.

    Saunders also had three tackles across three postseason appearances. After sitting out the first four contests of the regular season, the Western Illinois product managed to carve out a consistent depth role behind Chris Jones and Derrick Nnadi in the middle of Kansas City's defensive line. He'll now work to further his development over the offseason.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 324 lbs
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Age: 25
School: Western Illinois
Experience: 3