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September 7, 2020 08:36 PM
Chiefs' Kelechi Osemele: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (neck) is not listed on Monday's injury report.

Osemele was listed as dealing with neck stiffness last week, but he's already managed to put the injury behind him. He's expected to draw the start at left guard during Thursday's regular-season opener against the Texans.

September 2, 2020 06:20 PM
Chiefs' Kelechi Osemele: Neck stiffness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele did not practice Tuesday due to a stiff neck, Kansas City Star Chiefs beat reporter Sam McDowell reports.

Osemele should be considered day-to-day until further information about his injury is disclosed. In the wake of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif deciding to opt out of the 2020 campaign, Osemele looks primed to slot into a starting guard role for the Chiefs.

July 25, 2020 11:44 PM
Chiefs' Kelechi Osemele: Heading to KC
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (shoulder) signed a one-year deal worth up to $2 million deal with the Chiefs on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The 31-year-old appeared in only three games with the Jets last season while dealing with a shoulder injury, and he was released in October about a disagreement whether surgery was necessary. He went under the knife in October and should be healthy for the 2020 season. Osemele helps fill the significant hole at offensive guard with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif choosing to opt out of the 2020 season.

October 27, 2019 09:00 AM
Kelechi Osemele: Released Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (shoulder) was released by the Jets on Saturday.

A legal battle is likely to ensue following Saturday's designation, as the team and the veteran guard were at odds about Osemele's injury -- one which required shoulder surgery earlier this week -- and the Jets ultimately fined the 30-year-old under conduct detrimental to the team. Regardless, Osemele is not expected to play for the next four to six months as he recovers from the aforementioned surgery.

October 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Injury worse than initially thought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele, who underwent surgery for his shoulder Friday, likely suffered a more extensive injury than initially thought, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

While the Jets haven't technically ruled out Osemele, it seems like a foregone conclusion the guard will not play Sunday, and he likely could be placed on injured reserve at some point down the road considering the increased severity of the injury.

October 25, 2019 08:48 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Essentially ruled out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

It's a foregone conclusion that Osemele won't play, but the Jets haven't officially ruled him out. Osemele hasn't practiced since Week 3, and he underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn labrum, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. He's expected to miss a minimum of four months.

October 24, 2019 11:28 AM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Set to undergo surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Osemele will undergo a procedure to address his torn labrum Friday regardless of whether the Jets authorize the surgery. The veteran guard has already been fined for conduct detrimental to the team, and the situation appears as though it could jeopardize his future in New York. Osemele figures to remain sidelined for the rest of the season, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, as the procedure carries a minimum recovery timeline of four months.

October 21, 2019 07:12 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (shoulder) is listed as inactive for Monday's matchup with the Patriots, Randy Lange of the Jets' official website reports.

Osemele was considered doubtful heading into the evening, so no surprise here. He is currently in a unique standoff with the team, as he believes he needs shoulder surgery, but the Jets do not think it is necessary. In fact, he has already been fined for conduct detrimental to the team. He figures to remain sidelined until the situation gets resolved.

October 19, 2019 08:16 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Doubtful for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (shoulder) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Patriots.

Osemele is currently in a standoff with the team as he believes he needs to undergo shoulder surgery, while the Jets don't think it to be necessary. The team fined the veteran offensive lineman for conduct detrimental to the team for not practicing Saturday, per Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York, since he hasn't practiced in a couple weeks. Osemele technically still has a chance to play Monday, but it's difficult to imagine that happening given the current situation.

October 18, 2019 10:08 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Surgery on hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (shoulder) has yet to receive authorization from the team to have surgery on his labrum.

Osemele has struggled with the injury since the preseason and believes he needs surgery to correct the problem. Team doctors do not agree, however, and the two sides are now engaged in a standoff. Alex Lewis will continue to fill in for the 30-year-old as long as he is out.

October 18, 2019 05:20 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Facing potential disipline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (shoulder) could be fined and/or suspended for conduct detrimental to the team if he doesn't practice Saturday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Osemele was reportedly set to undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday, but it looks as though the Jets don't agree that the operation is necessary, Per Cimini, the team doctor and an independent doctor both cleared the veteran guard to practice, but he's been a non-participant for the last couple weeks. Osemele's status remains firmly up in the air as this injury situation is now much more complicated.

October 15, 2019 07:44 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Will go under knife
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele will have shoulder surgery Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Osemele sat out the last two games with this shoulder injury, and it appears the issue won't heal without surgery. He'll remain on the sidelines for Monday's game against the Patriots, and an official timeline for his return is unsettled. Alex Lewis will continue starting at left guard.

October 13, 2019 03:20 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Won't play in Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (shoulder) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against Dallas.

Osemele came into the game doubtful with both knee and shoulder injuries, so this news isn't quite surprising. With the veteran sidelined, Alex Lewis is expected to get the start at left guard for Week 6.

October 11, 2019 09:12 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Doubtful for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (shoulder/knee) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.

With Osemele nursing two separate injuries, he appears to be a long shot for Week 6. Alex Lewis is slated to fill in at left guard if Osemele is indeed ruled out.

October 6, 2019 12:12 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Out Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (shoulder/knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Coach Adam Gase said Thursday that Osemele is "pretty banged up right now," so his absence Sunday isn't much of a surprise. Alex Lewis is expected to start at left guard in his place.

October 3, 2019 06:44 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: May have serious injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Adam Gase said Thursday that Osemele (shoulder/knee), who did not practice, is "pretty banged up right now," Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Osemele is nursing shoulder and knee issues, and he appears to be in danger of missing some time. Alex Lewis would draw the start at left guard if Osemele were unable to go for any amount of time.

October 3, 2019 11:16 AM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Nursing multiple injuries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele, who was already managing a knee issue, suffered a shoulder injury during Wednesday's practice, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

The severity of Osemele's injuries remains undisclosed, so the extent of his participation in Thursday's practice will be worth monitoring. If Osemele were forced to miss any time, Alex Lewis would slot into the starting lineup at left guard.

September 4, 2019 06:40 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Shakes off injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (chest) practiced without limitations Wednesday.

There were doubts about whether the Jets' offseason acquisition would be ready for Week 1, but Wednesday's practice eliminated those fears. Osemele will start at left guard Sunday versus the Bills.

August 18, 2019 10:56 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Not practicing this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele (pectoral) will sit out at least this upcoming week of practice, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

While this isn't the news Jets fans wanted to hear about their offseason O-line acquisition, this injury isn't expected to affect Osemele's regular-season availability.

August 12, 2019 05:36 PM
Jets' Kelechi Osemele: Leaves practice with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Osemele suffered a pectoral strain during Monday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Coach Adam Gase reportedly doesn't believe that Osemele's injury is long term, though the guard has yet to be completely evaluated. When healthy, the two-time Pro Bowler is expected to start for the Jets.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/330
Birthdate:
6/24/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Houston, TX, USA
School:
Iowa State
NFL Experience:
9
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