KC Chiefs’ pre-game updates vs. Steelers: Darrel Williams active but Rashad Fenton out

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Rich Sugg/rsugg@kcstar.com

The Chiefs have at least one of their top running backs for the first round of the playoffs.

Darrel Williams, who entered the weekend as questionable with a toe injury, is dressed and active for Sunday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium.

Williams projects to be the likely starter because of Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s absence. The Chiefs on Friday ruled out Edwards-Helaire, who is still recovering from a shoulder injury that he suffered in Week 16.

Running backs Derrick Gore and Jerick McKinnon will back up Williams, who finished the regular season with a team-high 558 rushing yards.

Wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who was dealing with a heel injury, is dressed as expected. Hill put in two full practices and wasn’t assigned a game designation on Friday’s injury report.

In addition to Edwards-Helaire, cornerback Rashad Fenton (back), tackle Prince Tega Wanogho, rookie defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, wide receiver Josh Gordon, running back Darwin Thompson and rookie quarterback Shane Buechele are designated as inactive.

Fenton appeared on the injury report as questionable roughly 15 minutes before the Chiefs’ list of inactive players was announced. With Fenton unavailable, cornerback Deandre Baker will see action in his place.

The Chiefs on Saturday elevated Thompson and wide receiver Daurice Fountain from their practice squad, but the team won’t need Thompson with Williams active and able to play.

Fountain replaces Gordon, who finished the regular season with just five catches for 32 yards on 12 targets.

For the Steelers, quarterback Dwayne Haskins, receiver Cody White, running back Anthony McFarland Jr., linebacker Tegray Scales and defensive tackle Carlos Davis are inactive.

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