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99 Khalen Saunders DT

Kansas City Chiefs

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October 24, 2020 11:24 PM
Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Returns from injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saunders (elbow) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The 24-year-old has been sidelined since suffering the dislocated elbow in the season opener, but he's back in time for Week 7. Saunders filled a rotational role with 22 tackles and one sack last season and figures to be used similarly in 2020 now that's he's healthy.

October 22, 2020 05:48 PM
Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Nearing return to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs designated Saunders (elbow) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports.

Saunders has resided on IR since Sept. 19 due to a dislocated elbow but he appears to be nearing a return. The Western Illinois product could return as early as Sunday's game against Denver, but once he returns to the team, it will likely be in more of a depth role at defensive tackle.

September 19, 2020 01:44 PM
Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs placed Saunders (elbow) on injured reserve Saturday.

Saunders is expected to be sidelined for a month due to a dislocated elbow, so this decision was inevitable. He will be available to return from IR after three weeks. While he is sidelined, look for Tershawn Wharton to see an uptick in defensive snaps.

September 16, 2020 12:48 PM
Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Expected to miss a month
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs expect Saunders to be out a month as he works to recover from a dislocated elbow, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Saunders suffered the injury during Kansas City's season-opening win over the Texans. The second-year pro avoided any fractures and won't need surgery, so he shouldn't face many additional hurdles as he works toward a mid-October return. In the meantime, Tershawn Wharton stands to handle increased defensive snaps.

September 11, 2020 11:24 PM
Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Dislocates elbow Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saunders dislocated his elbow during Thursday's game against the Texans, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Saunders exited the game in the first quarter and did not return. Even with a 10-day recovery period prior to Week 2, it would not be surprising to see the defensive tackle miss some additional time, in which case Tershawn Wharton should see additional snaps behind starters Chris Jones and Derrick Nnadi.

September 10, 2020 09:16 PM
Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Done for night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saunders (elbow) is out for the remainder Thursday's game against the Texans.

Saunders appeared to suffer a serious arm injury in the first quarter, laying on the ground in pain. The good news for Saunders is that he'll have 10 days to recover before Week 2. As long as Saunders is out, Tershawn Wharton should be in line for an uptick in depth snaps.

September 11, 2020 11:44 PM
Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Suffers injury Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saunders left Thursday's game against the Texans with an arm injury, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Saunders suffered what initially appears to be a serious injury, as he left the field holding his arm in obvious pain. The Western Illinois product headed back to the locker room for further evaluation.. As long as Saunders is out, Tershawn Wharton could be in line for an uptick in depth snaps.

February 21, 2020 11:12 AM
Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Reserve role in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saunders notched 22 tackles (13 solo), one sack and one defended pass across 12 regular-season contests in 2019.

Saunders also had three tackles across three postseason appearances. After sitting out the first four contests of the regular season, the Western Illinois product managed to carve out a consistent depth role behind Chris Jones and Derrick Nnadi in the middle of Kansas City's defensive line. He'll now work to further his development over the offseason.

April 27, 2019 05:36 PM
Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Picked up by KC
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs selected Saunders in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 84th overall.

The Western Illinois product was not held back by his small-school background, as he still managed to hear his name called on Day 2. Saunders has a stout build at 6-foot and 324 pounds, with impressive suddenness off the ball. He made a name for himself with a strong week at the Senior Bowl, showing that he can hang with upper-tier talent. He'll slot in behind Derrick Nnadi and Chris Jones in the middle of Kansas City's line.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Thu 09/10vs HOUW 34-2000000000
Sun 10/25@ DENW 43-1610100000
Sun 11/01@ KCL 9-3500000000
Sun 11/08@ KCL 31-3300000000
Sun 11/22@ LVL 35-3100000000
Sun 11/29@ TBL 27-2400000000
Sun 12/06@ KCL 16-2200000000
Sun 12/13@ MIAL 33-2700000000
Sun 12/20@ NOL 32-2900000000
Sun 12/27@ KCL 14-1700000000
Sun 01/03vs LACL 21-3820200000
Sun 01/17@ KCL 17-2200000000
Sun 01/24@ KCL 24-3800000000
Sun 02/07@ TBL 9-3100000000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020KC31330000000
2019KC12422139100001
Total15525 16.09 100-01
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/324
Birthdate:
08/09/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
School:
Western Illinois
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: