KANSAS CITY, MO — Kansas City Chiefs tight end and former UC Bearcat Travis Kelce is listed as active for Sunday night’s AFC Championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium, the team announced before the game.
He was listed as questionable Friday and the team was not sure until moments before game time if he was going to be available.
Kelce did not practice Wednesday or Thursday due to a back injury but was a full participant in Friday’s practice, the team said Friday.
Kelce was scheduled to appear before media members but did not show up, according to our news partner WCPO in Cincinnati.
He is coming off a 14 catch, 98-yard performance in Kansas City’s divisional playoff win over Jacksonville. Kelce also caught two touchdowns.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will play despite a high ankle sprain. He has been a full participant in practice this week for Kansas City.
The Chiefs announced the inactives and tight end Travis Kelce is not the list. He will play for the Chiefs.
Those on the inactive list include quarterback Shane Buechele, defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, tackle Darian Kinnard, tight end Blake Bell, wide receivers Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Justin Watson. Defensive end Malik Herring will also not play.
The Bengals have announced the inactives for Sunday’s game.
Offensive linemen Alex Cappa and Jonah Williams are out. These will also not play: quarterback Jake Browning, running Chris Evans, cornerback Jalen Davis, defensive end Jeff Gunter and defensive tackle Jay Tufele.
Cincinnati will play at Kansas City Sunday night in the AFC Championship game for a trip to the Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.
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Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
The winner advances to Super Bowl XLVII to play either San Francisco or Philadelphia on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona.
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