The Chiefs activated Okafor (hamstring) from injured reserve Saturday.
Okafor will return to the field in Sunday's game against the Raiders for the first time since Week 6 against the Bills. He's missed five total games this season due to hamstring issues, while the veteran defensive end has notched six tackles and a half sack over the four games he's played.
Okafor (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, indicating the beginning of his 21-day window to be activated from IR, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Okafor has missed the requisite amount of time on IR, and he could play this week against the Raiders. Frank Clark and Tanoh Kpassagnon will remain the starting defensive ends, but Okafor's reserve role could expand since Taco Charlton (fractured leg) is out for the year.
The Chiefs placed Okafor (hamstring) on injured reserve Saturday.
Okafor suffered a hamstring injury during this past Monday's win over the Bills, and apparently it was serious enough to keep him out for the next three games. It's possible this injury is related to the one that kept him out Weeks 2 and 3. Nevertheless, Okafor will aim to return Week 11 against the Raiders, and Demone Harris figures to handle an expanded role behind starter Tanoh Kpassagnon.
Okafor (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game in Denver.
Okafor hasn't practiced since a hamstring injury forced him out of Monday's win over the Bills. He normally handles a rotational role at defensive end, and with Taco Charlton (knee) also ruled out, Demone Harris could stand to see an increase in snaps.
Okafor (hamstring) won't return to Monday's game versus the Bills.
Okafor suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and will be shut down for the rest of the game. The veteran defensive end endured hamstring issues earlier this year, too, and this injury may be related. Okafor has a short week to recover before a Week 7 matchup against the Broncos.
Okafor was forced out of Monday's game versus the Bills with a hamstring injury.
Okafor dealt with a hamstring injury earlier this season that kept him out of two September games, and it's unclear if this is related. It's difficult to return to games after leaving with a soft-tissue injury, so it wouldn't be surprising if Okafor is done for the evening. Taco Charlton should see additional snaps in place of Okafor.
Okafor (hamstring) was a full participant for Thursday's practice session.
The veteran defensive end is making steady progress in his recovery, as he just returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since straining his hamstring in the season opener against Houston. Already back to full participation after being limited Wednesday, Okafor is trending towards making his second appearance of the year in what will be a 2018-2019 AFC Championship game rematch. He registered half a sack in the Week 1 win over the Texans, but Sunday, he will be taking on a New England offensive line that is surrendering just 1.7 sacks per game (tied for eighth best in the NFL).
Okafor (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Okafor is making progress, as he was on the practice field for the first time since suffering the injury in Week 1. The veteran defensive end has a chance to play in Week 4 against the Patriots, but he'll likely be closely monitored this week.
Updating a previous report, Okafor (hamstring) will not play Monday against the Ravens.
The veteran defensive end didn't practice all week, including Saturday, so it makes sense he'll miss a second straight game. Okafor has only been able to play in part of one game this season so far, logging 10 defensive snaps, a tackle and a half-sack.
Okafor (hamstring) won't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Ravens.
Okafor only played 10 snaps in the season opener before exiting with a hamstring injury that kept him out of Week 2's overtime win against the Chargers. However, the veteran DE recorded a half sack before the injury, and he should have a decent workload trying to contain Lamar Jackson on Monday.
Okafor (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.
Okafor has been sidelined since injuring his hamstring in the Chiefs' season-opening victory over the Texans in Week 1. He will likely need to practice in some capacity Saturday in order to have a shot at returning in Week 3. More clarity should come on the team's final injury report.
Okafor (hamstring) will miss Sunday's game against the Chargers, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Okafor suffered what is being described as a slight hamstring strain in the season-opening win against Houston, and that injury will be enough to keep him from suiting up in Week 2. Given that the injury continues to be described as slight, Okafor should have a decent chance of making his return in Week 3 against the Ravens.
Okafor suffered a slight hamstring strain during Thursday's 34-20 win over the Texans, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Okafor will have the benefit of a full 10 days to recover before the Chiefs suit up against the Chargers on Sept. 20. He had one tackle, two quarterback hits and a half-sack before being forced to exit Thursday's season opener.
Okafor has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's game against the Texans with a hamstring injury.
Okafor was off to a strong start to the season, recording half a sack in his first half of work. The defensive end had been nursing a calf injury coming into Week 1, but he was cleared to play prior to Thursday's contest. There will be hope in the Chiefs' camp that this new ailment is nothing serious. Tanoh Kpassagnon should see more work in Okafor's absence.
Okafor (calf) was a full participant in Monday's practice.
Okafor appears to have fully recovered from the calf issue he dealt with late August. He stands to play a key rotational role at defensive end during Thursday's regular-season opener against the Texans.
Okafor sustained a calf injury Thursday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Okafor appears to have gotten nicked up during practice. The starting defensive end will have plenty of time to get fully healthy in time for the season-opener versus Houston.
Okafor recently signed a restructured contract that will make him a free agent in March, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The restructured deal also clears over $2 million off Kansas City's cap this year, which was likely needed given the recent massive contract extensions given to Patrick Mahomes and Chris Jones. Okafor is expected to reprise his starting role at defensive end this season. He recorded 22 tackles and five sacks across 10 games during the 2019 campaign.
Okafor (pectoral) is likely to serve as one of Kansas City's starting defensive ends again in 2020, Seth Keysor of The Athletic reports.
Okafor notched 22 tackles and five sacks last season in his inaugural year with the Chiefs. He played through multiple injuries which ultimately limited him to just 10 games. A healthy offseason could allow Okafor to rebound in the tackle department in 2020, though his five sacks were actually his highest mark since 2014.
Okafor (pectoral) officially landed on injured reserve Monday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
It was already announced that Okafor would miss the remainder of the season after tearing his pectoral muscle in Sunday's win over the Broncos, so this move comes as no surprise. The 28-year-old accumulated 22 tackles and five sacks this season, but he'll now set his sights on his recovery for 2020.
An MRI confirmed Okafor has a torn pectoral muscle and will miss the rest of the season, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
Okafor left Sunday's win over the Broncos with this issue and didn't return. He's the second defensive lineman to suffer this injury, and he'll join Emmanuel Ogbah (pectoral) on IR soon. The 28-year-old Okafor finished the year with 22 tackles and five sacks. In Okafor's stead, Tanoh Kpassagnon is expected to slot into a starting role opposite Frank Clark.
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|Sun 09/20||@ LAC||L 23-20||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 09/28||@ BAL||L 34-20||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 10/05||vs NE||W 26-10||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||vs LV||L 32-40||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||@ LV||W 35-31||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||@ TB||W 27-24||1||2||3||0.5||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/06||vs DEN||W 22-16||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||@ MIA||W 33-27||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||@ NO||W 32-29||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/27||vs ATL||W 17-14||2||0||2||1||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 01/03||vs LAC||L 21-38||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/17||vs CLE||W 22-17||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/24||vs BUF||W 38-24||0||3||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 02/07||@ TB||L 9-31||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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