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February 8, 2021 09:44 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Expected back next season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif, who opted out of the 2020 season, is expected back with the Chiefs in 2021, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports.

Duvernay-Tardif was the first NFL player to opt out of the 2020 campaign, as he instead decided to continue working at a long-term healthcare facility near Montreal. The right guard, who will turn 30 years old Feb. 11, is likely to start for the Chiefs next season. His return will provide a notable boost for an offensive line that failed to offer Patrick Mahomes anything resembling consistent protection in Super Bowl LV.

July 26, 2020 01:24 AM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Opts out of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif is the first NFL player to opt out of his contract for 2020 due to COVID-19, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Duvernay-Tardif is the first active NFL player to graduate from medical school and has spent the offseason working as an orderly at a long-term care facility in Canada to help battle COVID-19. He has decided to accept the NFL's opt-out option, which was negotiated by the league and the NFLPA. The 29-year-old was expected to start at guard for the defending Super Bowl champions this year before coming to this decision. Martinas Rankin is presumably next in line to replace him, but Ryan Hunter and Jovahn Fair could also compete for the starting role.

November 18, 2019 07:16 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Active Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) is good to go for Monday's matchup against the Chargers, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Duvernay-Tardif will return from a two-game absence. Barring any setbacks, look for him to resume his usual role as the Chiefs' starting right guard.

November 14, 2019 06:52 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Fully participates in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) logged a full practice session Thursday.

Duvernay-Tardif is on track to return after missing the past two weeks. The 28-year-old played in the Chiefs' first eight games this season before getting hurt.

November 10, 2019 12:04 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Ruled out for Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) is inactive for the team's Week 10 contest against the Titans, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Duvernay-Tardif will miss his second consecutive contest due to an ankle injury. Martinas Rankin is likely to take over at right guard in his absence.

November 8, 2019 05:48 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Questionable for Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Duvernay-Tardif is in danger of missing his second straight game after suffering an ankle injury against the Packers in Week 8. Stefen Wisniewski is slotted to fill in for Duvernay-Tardif at right guard should he be unable to go.

November 2, 2019 04:16 AM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

The 28-year-old was forced from the Week 8 tilt against the Packers with the ankle issue. Martinas Rankin should fill in while Duvernay-Tardif misses time.

October 27, 2019 11:08 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Injured against Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Packers due to an ankle injury.

Duvernay-Tardif is the latest injury for a Kansas City team that's beat up on both sides of the ball.

January 20, 2019 05:44 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Not suited up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Duvernay-Tardif was activated off injured reserve this week and didn't carry an injury designation after practicing fully Friday, but apparently the Chiefs are content with their current offensive line alignment. Andrew Wilie should continue to start at right guard for Kansas City.

January 18, 2019 05:52 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Ready to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Duvernay-Tardif, who was activated off injured reserve Tuesday, appears fully on track to suit up versus the Patriots on Sunday. The 27-year-old is likely in the conversation to start at right guard over Andrew Wylie, who has filled in for Kansas City's last 11 games.

January 17, 2019 05:32 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Practices in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Duvernay-Tardif was activated off injured reserve Tuesday and limited in practice Wednesday, but appears to be progressing well in his recovery. Barring any setbacks, the 27-year-old has a shot at suiting up for this weekend's AFC Championship Game matchup against the Patriots. Andrew Wylie has filled in at right guard for the last 11 games, and it remains to be seen who'll draw the start Sunday.

January 17, 2019 01:45 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Limited at practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Duvernay-Tardif was activated off injured reserve Tuesday, so it's not exactly surprising to see him limited at his first official practice. The 27-year-old's role for this weekend's AFC Championship Game showdown with the Patriots remains unclear with Andrew Wylie starting the last 11 games at right guard.

January 15, 2019 03:56 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Activated off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif was activated off injured reserve on Tuesday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Duvernay-Tardif started the first five games of the season before breaking his leg and injuring his ankle, leading to his placement on injured reserve. Andrew Wylie has started the last 11 games, and it's unclear if Duvernay-Tardif will resume his role as a starter or merely offer depth in his return.

December 27, 2018 08:56 AM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif (lower leg) will begin practicing again Wednesday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

With Duvernay-Tardif's return, it begins his 21-day window to be activated off injured reserve. The Chiefs stand a good chance of earning a bye week in the playoffs, but, if not, he'll have an opportunity to retake his starting right guard spot for the first round of playoffs.

December 17, 2018 01:40 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Not ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif (lower-leg) is not yet ready to return to action, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Duvernay-Tardif was placed on injured reserve in October and the team has hoped he would be able to return yet this season. Coach Andy Reid initially mentioned a potential mid-December return for Duvernay-Tardif, but it's now clear that timetable was a bit optimistic. There's still a chance the guard could be activated before the end of the regular season and then be available come the playoffs.

November 29, 2018 11:16 AM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Could return from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Andy Reid said that Duvernay-Tardif (lower leg) could return from injured reserve this season, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Duvernay-Tardif landed on injured reserve after suffering a fractured leg on Oct. 7 and reportedly has progressed well in his recovery. Coach Andy Reid said that Duvernay-Tardif potentially could return from IR in mid December, which would allow the starting guard to retake the field with ample time for the Chiefs' expected playoff run.

November 11, 2018 10:52 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Expected to lose cast
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dunvernay-Tardif (lower leg) is expected to have his cast removed Monday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Dunvernay-Tardif continues to progress in his recovery from a fractured left leg sustained in Week 5. The Chiefs are reportedly optimistic about the starting guard's chances of returning at some point this season. Expect an update on Dunvernay-Tardif's recovery timetable after his injury is evaluated Monday.

October 10, 2018 02:20 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: May return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif (lower leg) still has a chance to return in 2018, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

After Duvernay-Tardif was diagnosed with a broken left fibula sustained in the Chiefs' Week 5 matchup with the Jaguars, he complained of pain in his ankle. An MRI revealed that he sustained a maisonneuve fracture, meaning that he tore ligaments in his ankle along with the broken fibula. Regardless, head coach Andy Reid believes there is still a chance Duvernay-Tardif can return this season.

October 9, 2018 04:28 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Heads to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs placed Duvernay-Tardif (lower leg) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Duvernay-Tardif, the Chiefs' starting right guard and one of the NFL's better interior linemen, sustained a fractured left fibula in Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jaguars. While the move to IR will require him to miss the next eight weeks, the Chiefs anticipate that Duvernay-Tardif's recovery timeline will allow him to return from IR before the end of the season. He'll be a leading candidate for one of the Chiefs' two designated-to-return spots. Jordan Devey and Andrew Wylie are likely to act as the primary replacements while Duvernay-Tardif is sidelined.

October 7, 2018 08:00 PM
Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: Suffers broken fibula
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvernay-Tardif broke his fibula during Sunday's win over the Jaguars, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Duvernay-Tardif suffered a significant injury during the Chief's Week 5 win but is expected to return later in the season. Cam Erving nonetheless stands to slot into the starting lineup in replacement of Duvernay-Tardif for a substantial amount of time while the right guard remains sidelined.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/321
Birthdate:
02/11/1991
Age:
30
Hometown:
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC
School:
McGill (Canada)
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: