Hill missed practice last Thursday after twisting his ankle, but he appears to be fine after giving it a couple days of rest. The issue shouldn't prevent him from participating in practices moving forward as Hill looks to build his rapport with second-year quarterback and first-year starter Patrick Mahomes.
Hill reportedly twisted his ankle in a prior practice, but there doesn't seem to be much concern surrounding the star wide receiver's health, and his absence Thursday was likely just precautionary. It wouldn't be surprising if the team limited Hill or even held him out of OTAs entirely to ensure he doesn't do any further damage to the ankle before training camp.
Hill caught seven of 11 targets for 87 yards and added a 14-yard carry in Saturday's 22-21, wild-card round loss to the Titans.
Hill had a couple of glaring drops in the first half, but it didn't look like they would matter as the hosts raced out to a 21-3 lead. Tennessee was able to focus on taking Hill away after tight end Travis Kelce exited with a concussion in the second quarter, however, and the speedster failed to make much of an impact when the struggling Kansas City offense needed him most after falling behind late. Hill remains one of the league's most explosive players and should hold plenty of value next year regardless of who starts under center.
Hill (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Broncos.
The designation is a mere formality, as Hill's expected status had been announced Friday. The speedster's absence Sunday will afford Albert Wilson No. 1 receiver duty, while the likes of Demarcus Robinson, Jehu Chesson and De'Anthony Thomas will help round out the receiving corps for rookie signal caller Patrick Mahomes in his first NFL start.
The Chiefs are locked into the AFC's fourth playoff seed, so Hill, as well as QB Alex Smith -- among others likely -- will sit things out in Week 17. As a result, look for the likes of Demarcus Robinson, Jehu Chesson and De'Anthony Thomas to see added wideout reps in Week 17. They'll be catching passes from rookie QB Patrick Mahomes.
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||61||593||9.7||49||6||8||2||31|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||15||13||75||1183||15.8||79||7||15||9||41|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||24||267||11.1||70||3||4||10|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||15||13||17||59||3.5||16||0||0||3|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||15||13||1||0||0.0||0||0.00||0||0||1||0/0||0||0||0.0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||14||384||27.4||86||1||1|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||39||8||592||15.2||95||2||8|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||15||25||9||204||8.2||82||1||3|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||7||4.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||4||1||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||15||2||0||0||2||0||0||2||0|