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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Logs 11 tackles Week 11

    Gay recorded 11 tackles (seven solo), including one sack, in Sundays 30-27 victory against the Chargers. Gay saw his highest playing time of the season since Week 2, lining up on 82 percent of the Chiefs' defensive snaps Sunday. As a result, the third-year linebacker logged 11 tackles for the second time in 2022 while adding his second sack in as many games. After being suspended four games for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy, Gay now has 48 tackles (28 solo), 2.5 sacks and three passes defended while playing all but three of his 279 snaps on defense over six games this season, and he should have a chance to play a prominent role against the Rams in Week 12.
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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Fills stat sheet in win

    Gay recorded eight tackles (six solo), including one sack, and a pass defended during Sunday's 27-17 win over the Jaguars. Gay logged his first solo sack of 2022 as he brought down Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence at the line of scrimmage early in the third quarter. Despite only playing 67 percent of the team's defensive snaps, the 24-year-old tied fellow linebacker Nick Bolton for a team high in tackles. Gay has now totaled 37 stops (21 solo), 1.5 sacks and three passes defended over five games this season, and he should continue to play a prominent role against the Chargers this coming Sunday.
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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Credited for first sack in 2022

    Gay recorded eight tackles (four solo) and 0.5 sacks during Sunday's 44-23 win over the 49ers. Gay returned from a four-game suspension Sunday in San Fransisco and logged eight tackles and 0.5 sacks in the contest. While he only played 56 percent of the team's defensive snaps in Week 7, the 24-year-old linebacker heads into a Week 8 bye before returning next Sunday night against the Titans.
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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Has suspension lifted

    Gay has served his four-game suspension and is now eligible to participate in practices and games, Charles Goldman of Chiefs Wire reports. Gay's return will be a boost to the Chiefs defense after a strong start to his season. Through two games, he compiled 16 tackles (eight solo) and two passes defensed. He should suit up Sunday against the 49ers.
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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Hit with suspension

    Gay has been suspended for the next four games due to violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Gay's suspension stems from a January arrest on misdemeanor property damages, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. The suspension will begin immediately, while leaving the third-year-pro out of action until Week 7 against the 49ers. It's a tough blow, not only for Gay, but the Chiefs defense as well. In his absence, Darius Harris will likely step into the starting role at weakside linebacker.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Ruled out again

    Gay (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Bills. Gay still has yet to resume practicing since suffering an ankle injury against the Chargers in Week 17. Darius Harris stands to once again handle an increased defensive role with Gay sidelined.
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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Officially out

    Gay (leg) will not return to Sunday's game. Gay is officially listed as out for Sunday's game against the Chargers. The extent of the linebacker's leg injury is still unknown, but it is likely Darius Harris will take over his duties. Gay has registered 38 tackles (28 solo) and one sack this season.
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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Rings up nine stops

    Gay posted nine tackles and a forced fumble in Sunday's 17-14 win over the Falcons. Gay logged season highs in tackles and defensive snaps (49), adding the first forced fumble of his career as well. The rookie second-round pick out of Mississippi State has been an inconsistent fantasy contributor this season with just 38 tackles over 15 games.
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  • Chiefs' Willie Gay: Logs first career sack

    Gay posted six tackles (five solo) and a sack in Sunday's 40-32 loss to the Raiders. Gay played just 15 defensive snaps through the first three weeks, but the rookie second-rounder is getting comfortable at the NFL level and is receiving more work as a result. He logged a season-high 47 percent snap share Sunday and capitalized with his first career sack. Gay's usage stands to rise even more after that performance, so he could carve out fantasy utility in the near future.
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