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Chiefs' Willie Gay: Will play versus Bills
Gay returned to practice Friday and is slated to play Sunday against the Bills, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
The linebacker didn't practice Thursday, with his absence listed as not injury related/personal. Per Teicher, Gay pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal property damage of less than $1,000 following an incident Wednesday night. In 12 regular season games (including 11 starts), the 2020 second-round draft choice recorded 48 tackles and two interceptions.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Arrested on misdemeanor charge
Gay was arrested Wednesday in Overland Park, Kan. in a misdemeanor criminal damage case, KCTV 5 News Kansas City reports.
The circumstances that resulted in Gay's arrest aren't yet known, but he was booked overnight in the Johnson County Detention Center and is scheduled to make an appearance in court Thursday at 1:30 p.m. local time. His availability for Sunday's divisional-round game against the Bills is in question while his legal situation remains in flux.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Activated from COVID-19 list
Gay (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Gay was unavailable for Thursday's win over the Chargers after he tested positive for COVID-19, but he returned to practice Wednesday. The 23-year-old should be able to return to game action in Sunday's matchup against the Steelers.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Placed on COVID-19 list
Gay was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Chargers.
Gay was a full participant in practice Monday and Tuesday, but was one of several Chiefs who landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Melvin Ingram will likely take on a starting role against the Chargers, while Gay's next chance to return will be Dec. 26 against Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Eight stops during SNF
Gay registered eight tackles (four solo), one pass deflection and a half-sack during Sunday's 22-9 win over the Broncos.
Coming off the bye week, Gay registered his most tackles in a game since Week 8. The second-year linebacker hasn't been a consistent fantasy producer this season, but he's shown flashes of being a disruptive player. On the season, he's totaled 33 tackles, three pass deflections, two interceptions and a half-sack across eight appearances.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Back at practice
Gay (illness) was able to practice fully for the Chiefs on Wednesday.
Gay suffered a stomach illness near the end of the Chiefs' Week 10 win over the Raiders. The linebacker is expected to be good to go for Sunday's Week 11 contest with the Cowboys.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Dealing with stomach illness
Gay emerged from Sunday's win over the Raiders battling a stomach illness, per coach Andy Reid, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Gay will presumably be good to go by the time the Chiefs face the Cowboys in Week 11, but further clarification on his status should arrive when Kansas City resumes practicing Wednesday. He had four tackles (one solo) in the 41-14 win over Vegas.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Will play Sunday night
Gay (toe) is active for Sunday night's game against the Bills, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Gay's return was evident when he was activated from injured reserve Saturday. He'll resume his usual role at linebacker, though he may not play full time as he gets back up to speed.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Returns from IR
Gay was activated from injured reserve Saturday.
The linebacker has yet to appear in a game this season while nursing a toe injury. He is still deemed questionable for Sunday night's matchup versus the Bills. Gay made 39 tackles and one sack while forcing a fumble in 2020.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Receives return designation
Gay (toe) was designated to return from injured reserve Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Gay has spent the first four weeks of the season on injured reserve but can now resume practicing. He'll have a 21-day window where he can be activated before reverting to injured reserve for the rest of 2021.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Close to returning from IR
Coach Andy Reid said Monday that "there's a chance" Gay (toe) could be activated from injured reserve this week, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.
Reid said that Gay is starting to feel better, but he wasn't ready to make any definitive statements about his activation. Ben Niemann (head) may be unavailable, so the Chiefs could certainly use the 23-year-old linebacker against the Bills this week. Gay has yet to make his 2021 debut.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Moves to injured reserve
Gay (toe) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports.
Gay suffered the injury during the preseason finale against the Vikings and will miss at least the first three games of the season. The 2020 second-round pick recorded 39 tackles (29 solo), one sack and one forced fumble in 16 games as a rookie last season.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Enters concussion protocol
Gay entered the concussion protocol after he exited Wednesday's practice with a head injury, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.
While Kansas City doesn't expect Gay to miss significant time, he'll need to clear several benchmarks before he's allowed to return to practice. The team plans to be careful with the linebacker in the coming days to avoid rushing him back, and it's not yet clear whether the issue will impact his availability for the preseason opener against the 49ers on Aug. 14.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Suffers possible concussion
Gay (head) exited Wednesday's practice early to be evaluated for a concussion, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
If Gay is diagnosed with a concussion, he will enter the league's protocol for such injuries and have to clear a number of steps before returning to practice in full. The second-year pro has already fully recovered from January surgery undergone to repair a torn meniscus.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Back to full health
Gay (knee) said Thursday that he's back to 100 percent healthy, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
The Mississippi State product underwent surgery Jan. 29 to repair a torn meniscus, so the fact that he is already back to full strength is a positive sign. Gay had a strong season in his first NFL campaign, recording 39 tackles (29 solo) and a sack while playing all 16 games. Now healthy, look for Gay to handle a starting role at linebacker for the Chiefs in 2021.... See More ... See Less
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