Chiefs have placed 3 starters on IR, signing two rookies from practice squad

The Chiefs have decimated their roster ahead of their game against the Broncos Sunday night.

Offensive linemen Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Dorian O’Daniel were placed on injured reserve on Saturday, the team announced, while running back Darrel Williams was designated to return and has been signed to their practice squad.

The Chiefs are also playing without a handful of starters, including star pass rusher Dee Ford, linebacker Justin Houston and rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who is recovering from a fractured right (throwing) elbow.

Ford and Houston are out for the season while Mahomes is out for the season. Houston fractured his right tibia and, according to team vice president and general manager Brett Veach, will be sidelined 6-8 weeks.

Fillon suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament and a partially torn ACL in the Chiefs’ wild-card playoff win over the Colts, while Williams is dealing with a thigh injury.

The 6-foot-5 Dorian O’Daniel began his NFL career with the Broncos before signing with the Chiefs in 2017.

Both players will be eligible to return to the active roster after Week 12.

The Chiefs and Broncos play at 6:40 p.m. ET Sunday.

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