Receiver Tyreek Hill, activated by Kansas City Chiefs, will play Week 16 against Pittsburgh Steelers

4:49 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs activated wide receiver Tyreek Hill from the reserve/concentration list on Saturday and he will play in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In order to clear the NFL's concussion protocols in time for the crucial game against the Steelers, the Chiefs moved tight end Travis Kelce and two other players to their active roster.

The Chiefs will be without at least five players on Sunday. Kicker Harrison Butker and punter Tommy Townsend are two of the people in that group. Johnny, the brother of Townsend, was promoted from the practice squad to punt for the Chiefs.

Neither Hill, who leads the Chiefs in receiving yards and receiving touchdown, nor Kelce practiced all week. Patrick Mahomes said it wouldn't be a problem for them to play because they participated in team meetings virtually.

The guys have gotten a lot of time with me. It's a complex defense that we're facing, and they've played it before. We'll throw them back into the offense if they're healthy and safe and have passed the protocols. They will be able to take on the roles they have always had.