The Kansas Town Chiefs made a couple of strikes on Saturday, putting left guard Joe Thuney on injured reserve and activating operating again Jerick McKinnon off of it.
Thuney, a first-time All Professional this season, injured his pectoral muscle on the finish of the Chiefs’ divisional spherical recreation towards the Buffalo Expenses in mid January. He overlooked Kansas Town’s AFC championship recreation towards the Baltimore Ravens the following week.
Thuney completed the steady season with a 99 pass-block win price, which was once the absolute best within the NFL this season. The Chiefs are going up towards a 49ers protection with two edge rushers within the most sensible 20 of pass-rush win price (Chase Younger and Nick Bosa) and two defensive tackles within the most sensible 10 (Javon Hargrave and Arik Armstead).
Nick Allegretti, who has began 17 video games over 5 seasons for Kansas Town, will substitute Thuney at left guard. He has began in 13 regular-season contests and 4 extra within the postseason, together with the AFC championship and when the Chiefs misplaced to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tremendous Bowl LV.
And whilst McKinnon was once activated from injured reserve, ESPN reported that he is a game-time determination to play towards the 49ers. A groin damage has stored McKinnon out of the lineup since Week 15 towards the New England Patriots.
He was once basically used as a third-down, pass-catching again for Kansas Town this season. He hauled in 25 receptions for 192 yards and 4 touchdowns, and added some other rating and 60 yards at the flooring in 12 video games.