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Chiefs' Willie Gay: Listed as full participant
Gay (neck) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's estimated practice report after being listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's report.
The starting outside linebacker missed the Chiefs' AFC Championship Game win over the Ravens with the same injury. Gay's status Friday will be worth monitoring as Kansas City prepares for its Feb. 11 Super Bowl matchup with San Francisco. The fourth-year pro also dealt with the injury during the Chiefs' divisional-round win over the Bills, and he only played on 14 percent of the defensive snaps in that game, a season low.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Still battling neck injury
Gay (neck) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report.
Gay sat out Sunday's win over the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game and will spend the next two weeks working to move past the injury in advance of the Super Bowl matchup with the 49ers on Feb. 11. He'll likely need to put in a full practice at some point this week or next for the Chiefs to feel confident in his availability for the Super Bowl.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Will not play versus Baltimore
Gay (neck) has been ruled inactive ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs.
Gay has been dealing with a neck injury that left him questionable to play in last week's divisional-round win against Buffalo. While he was able to suit up in that contest, the 25-year-old linebacker logged consecutive limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday before missing Friday's practice, and he'll now be sidelined for Sunday's game. Gay appeared in 16 games during the regular season, accumulating 58 tackles and four passes defended. His absence will leave Kansas City without one of its most athletic off-ball linebackers, and he likely would have served as one of the primary players assigned to slowing down ultra-dynamic quarterback Lamar Jackson.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Trending in right direction
Gay (neck) is expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Gay was questionable for the Chiefs' divisional-round win against the Bills due to the same injury, and while he ultimately suited up and played, he was unable to finish the game. Despite that and his DNP status for Friday's practice, the 25-year-old is expected to take the field in the AFC Championship Game, which should be a boost to Kansas City's linebacker corps.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Questionable for Sunday
Gay (neck) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Ravens.
The 25-year-old could be trending in the wrong direction to play Sunday, as he went from opening the Chiefs' week of practice with consecutive limited sessions to a DNP on Friday. If Gay is unable to play through his neck issue in the AFC Championship Game, Cole Christiansen and Leo Chenal could see increased opportunities in Kansas City's linebacker corps.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Limited in Wednesday's practice
Gay (neck) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Gay managed to return to practice Wednesday after he suffered the neck injury during the Chiefs' divisional-round win over the Bills on Sunday. The 25-year-old linebacker will have two more chances to increase his practice activity this week before the Chiefs decide whether he carries a designation into Sunday's AFC Championship Game matchup with the Ravens.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Taking the field
Gay (neck) is active for Sunday's divisional-round matchup against the Bills.
Gay didn't pop up on the injury report until Saturday, but he was expected to suit up based on an earlier report from James Palmer of NFL Network. His ability to take the field for the divisional-round matchup should be good news for the Chiefs' linebacker corps.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Won't return vs. Buffalo
Gay (neck) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's AFC divisional-round game against the Bills, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
As Palmer notes, Gay is the player best utilized as a spy for quarterback Josh Allen, who rushed for 51 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. With Gay out for the remainder of Sunday's contest, Drue Tranquill has taken over in his spot.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Leaves game with neck injury
Gay (neck) is questionable to return to Sunday's AFC divisional-round game against the Bills, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Gay went back to the locker room after sustaining a neck injury on the Bills' second offensive drive of the game. He had three tackles before exiting Sunday's game, and in Gay's absence, Drue Tranquill is set to see more action at weakside linebacker.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: On track to play Sunday
Gay (neck) is expected to play in Sunday's divisional-round game versus the Bills, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Gay popped up on the injury report Saturday, but it appears that was just a precautionary measure, as the 25-year-old linebacker is on track for the road playoff matchup. The 2020 second-round pick played just 22 snaps in the wild-card round and posted two tackles and a pass breakup.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Late addition to injury report
Gay is a late addition on the Chiefs' injury report ahead of Sunday's game in Buffalo due to a neck injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
It is unclear when exactly Gay picked up the injury or how serious it is, but his status Sunday will now likely depend on how he is feeling closer to kickoff. Cole Christiansen would presumably be the next-man-up at linebacker if Gay cannot give it a go.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Five tackles in win
Gay finished Sunday's 25-17 win over the Bengals with five tackles (four solo).
Gay reached five total tackles for the first time since Week 13. He played 34 snaps on defense, three more than in Week 16 against the Raiders. Gay is up to 58 tackles (44 solo), including one sack, four passes defended, one interception, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries over 16 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Logs first pick of the season
Gay registered two tackles (two solo), a pass deflection and an interception in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Patriots.
Gay recorded the only interception of last week's victory for the Chiefs, which served as his first pick of the season for the 25-year-old and the fourth of his career. Gay will now look to produce once again during the team's matchup versus the Raiders on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Good to go in Germany
Gay (lower back) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins in Frankfurt, Germany.
Gay appeared to be in danger of sitting out the Week 9 game after he opened the week as a non-participant in practice, but he made enough progress Thursday and Friday for the Chiefs to give him a questionable tag heading into the weekend. After avoiding the inactive list, Gay should fill his typical starting role, and he could even take on a larger snap share than usual as the Chiefs look to replace star linebacker Nick Bolton (wrist).... See More ... See Less
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