Green Bay’s defensive line could be down two of their top-four most-played linemen on Sunday as Kingsley Keke (concussion) has officially been ruled out while Dean Lowry (hamstring) has been listed as questionable against the Kansas City Chiefs. Keke has not participated in practice since his injury against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football, while Lowry returned to the practice field in a limited capacity over the last two days.
Just yesterday, nose tackle Kenny Clark claimed that Lowry has been playing the best football in his NFL career as a pass-rusher in 2021. Losing him and Keke at the same time would be a significant blow to the Packers’ interior line. Should those two players not be ready to go against the Chiefs, Green Bay will be armed with Clark, Tyler Lancaster, rookie T.J. Slaton, rookie Jack Heflin, and potentially protected practice-squadder R.J. McIntosh.
Tackle Dennis Kelly, who has not been active for a game since Week 4, is still battling a back injury that has held him out for half of the season up to this point. Kelly is Billy Turner’s backup as a right tackle but has played all 18 of his snaps this season on special teams, not on the offensive side of the ball.
Chiefs backup tackle Mike Remmers, the only player to not fully participate in Kansas City’s Friday practice, was officially ruled out for Sunday’s game with a knee injury. Defensive tackle Khalen Saunders, who has been a full participant in every practice this week for the Chiefs, has been labeled with questionable status due to a knee injury.