Ambry Thomas
CB SF (6)
Fri 1/28/22 8:12 PM

Thomas doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Rams.
EDGE Analysis
Thomas missed last week's divisional-round win over the Packers with a knee injury and was limited in practice Wednesday. However, he was a full participant Thursday and Friday and will be able to suit up against the Rams.

QTaylor Rapp
S LAR (11)
Fri 1/28/22 7:21 PM

Rapp (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the 49ers.
EDGE Analysis
Rapp has missed back-to-back games since sustaining a concussion Week 18 versus San Francisco, but he was able to get back on the practice field this week as a limited participant Wednesday through Friday. While his inability to log a full session at any point may mean he still has multiple phases to complete before gaining clearance from the protocol for head injuries, the final word will come from an independent neurologist. Rapp's status will be clarified, one way or another, approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

QJeff Wilson
RB SF (6)
Fri 1/28/22 5:50 PM

Wilson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Rams, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area
EDGE Analysis
After missing the first two practices of the week, Wilson at least was present at Friday's session as a limited participant, per Matt Barrows of The Athletic. Earlier this week, coach Kyle Shanahan revealed that Wilson is dealing with a low-ankle sprain suffered during the opening kickoff of the 49ers' divisional-round win at Green Bay. Ultimately, Wilson's status won't be confirmed until 90 minutes before Sunday's 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

QTrent Williams
SF (6)
Fri 1/28/22 5:46 PM

Williams (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Rams, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Although Williams was seen on the practice field in his jersey Friday, he was unable to participate, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. He'll likely be a game-time decision Sunday, while Colton McKivitz will likely draw the start if Williams is unavailable.

Elijah Mitchell
RB SF (6)
Fri 1/28/22 5:42 PM

Mitchell (knee) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Rams, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
EDGE Analysis
Mitchell endured a cap on his on-field reps this week, missing Wednesday's session before returning as a limited participant Thursday due to a lingering knee issue. Following a full practice Friday, it won't stop him from making a fifth straight appearance this weekend. In the previous four, Mitchell combined for 86 carries and six catches, while do-it-all Deebo Samuel accrued 48 touches and the rest of the backfield tallied four. Expect Mitchell again to receive a majority share of the running back reps Sunday.

Khalen Saunders
IL/DT KC (12)
Fri 1/28/22 4:20 PM

Saunders (undisclosed) doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Bengals.
EDGE Analysis
Saunders was activated from injured reserve Tuesday and wasn't on the injury report all week, so he is expected to be active for the first time since Week 7. The backup defensive tackle played double-digit defensive snaps in all seven appearances this season, but he recorded at least one tackle in just three of those games. It's unclear how much playing time he will get against the Bengals.

QJosh Tupou
IL/DT CIN (10)
Fri 1/28/22 4:14 PM

Tupou (knee) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Chiefs, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Tupou played just five snaps during the Bengals' divisional-round win over the Titans before being sidelined for the rest of the game. He was limited in each practice this week, so his status is still up in the air. If he's unable to suit up, Zach Kerr and Tyler Shelvin would be candidates for increased snaps.

DCam Sample
EDR/DE CIN (10)
Fri 1/28/22 4:10 PM

Sample (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Chiefs, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Sample didn't practice at all this week after suffering the groin injury during the Bengals' divisional-round win over the Titans. In his expected absence, Wyatt Ray and Khalid Kareem could see increased snaps against the Chiefs.

DStanley Morgan
WR CIN (10)
Fri 1/28/22 4:04 PM

Morgan (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Chiefs, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Morgan was limited to start the week but didn't practice Friday, so it would be a shock if he was able to suit up. In his likely absence, Tre Flowers is expected to once again take over the gunner role on punt coverage.

QTyrann Mathieu
S KC (12)
Fri 1/28/22 3:49 PM

Mathieu (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, with Chiefs coach Andy Reid saying Friday that he expects the defensive back to play, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star suggests Mathieu is on track to clear the NFL's concussion protocol Saturday, at which points the Chiefs could also choose to remove him from the final injury report (or not). Mathieu suffered the injury on his seventh snap in last week's win over the Bills, leaving Daniel Sorensen in an every-down role for the remainder of the contest. Sorensen doesn't lack for experience, but the Chiefs should be especially glad to get Mathieu back in the lineup after last week's late-game defensive collapse against the Bills.