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Patrick Mahomes still in protocol; Chiefs to allow practice

Field Level Media
21 Jan 2021, 05:40 GMT+10

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains in concussion protocol but was cleared for "light" practice Wednesday.

Mahomes is questionable for the AFC Championship Game scheduled for Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Mahomes has no symptoms, head coach Andy Reid said. The quarterback left the divisional playoff victory over the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter.

Mahomes is expected to be on the field as the Chiefs host a third consecutive conference championship game. Veteran Chad Henne would start if Mahomes is not medically cleared.

It will be the second meeting this season between the Chiefs and Bills, who played in Week 6 in Buffalo. The Chiefs won the game 26-17.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday he's expecting to see Mahomes, but that's only one element of the team's preparation.

"We've got work to do to prepare," McDermott said. "Certainly have a lot of respect for Patrick and how he plays the game and what he adds to their offense," McDermott said. "They're so good with the weapons they have around Patrick. Andy does such a good job -- they're well-coached -- that we got to prepare for the system. We've got to prepare for both quarterbacks and that's why we have a lot of work to do this week."

--Field Level Media

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