There was hope that Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Trent McDuffie would be activated from IR ahead of Week 7 but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
The Kansas City Chiefs were hoping to get cornerback Trent McDuffie back on the active roster this week, but that reportedly won’t happen.
Despite being a full participant in practice this week, following his return to the practice field earlier this month, McDuffie won’t be elevated to the active roster in time to make his return in Week 7.
It was expected that this wouldn’t be the case.
Unless something changes in the next 24 hours, Kansas City likely won’t have McDuffie back until after its bye week.
FanSided’s Matt Verderame confirmed through sources that McDuffie will not be activated ahead of the Chiefs matchup against San Francisco on Sunday.
This is a massive bummer for Chiefs fans — and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo — who were hoping to have one of the team’s top defensive backs healthy for a matchup that could end up being harder than initially anticipated.
Even before the acquisition of Christian McCaffrey, the 49ers presented an interesting challenge for the Chiefs. Coming off a loss to the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City needs to stay the course and get some help to claim the top seed in the AFC playoffs.
Buffalo holds a tiebreaker via their victory last Sunday which means the Chiefs can’t afford many slipups the remainder of the season and are hoping Buffalo encounters some turbulence along the way.
Obviously, the Chiefs hopes rest on much more than the shoulders of McDuffie, but watching the team without one of their top corners against an offense that’s as potentially dangerous as Kyle Shanahan’s isn’t a position fans in Kansas City want to be in.