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Chiefs' Willie Gay: Logs full practice Wednesday
Gay (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday.
Gay was listed as a limited participant on all three practice reports issued last week, so his progression to full activity Wednesday paves the way for him to continue serving as a regular linebacker for the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII this Sunday against the Eagles.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Status in question for Super Bowl
Gay (shoulder) is listed as questionable after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 12.
Gay was listed as limited on Wednesday's estimated injury report before operating under practice restrictions Thursday and Friday, the result of a shoulder issue. Still, he has one week to go to show he's healthy enough to remain a regular in the Chiefs' linebacking corps for the Super Bowl.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Listed as limited
Gay (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report.
Gay suffered a shoulder injury in the third quarter of the Chiefs' AFC Championship Game win over Cincinnati on Sunday and didn't return. While it's encouraging to see him estimated as a partial participant in the Chiefs' first practice report for Super Bowl prep, he looks like he still has some work to do before he's officially cleared for the Feb. 12 matchup with the Eagles.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Questionable to return
Gay is questionable to return to Sunday's AFC Championship Game against Cincinnati due to a shoulder injury.
Gay was banged up in the third quarter of Sunday's matchup, and it's unclear whether he'll be available down the stretch. Darius Harris and Leo Chenal are candidates to see increased playing time if Gay is unable to return.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Posts career-best campaign in 2022
Gay racked up five tackles in the 31-13 win over the Raiders in Week 18.
Gay only played 56 percent of the defensive snaps in the regular-season finale, his lowest total since Week 7, likely as a precautionary measure with the playoffs looming and the Chiefs leading comfortably in the contest. In addition to a career-high 88 tackles (51 solo) in 2022, Gay compiled career-best outputs of 2.5 sacks and eight passes defended, adding a pick-six in Week 14 in Denver. He's an explosive athlete who was viewed as raw coming out of the draft but has seemingly come into his own three years into his career. Gay remains under contract with Kansas City through the 2023 campaign, at which point the Chiefs will have some decisions to make, with several contributing players at or near the end of their respective rookie deals.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Puts up seven stops Week 17
Gay recorded seven tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Broncos.
Gay tied with cornerbacks Trent McDuffie and Jaylen Watson for the Chiefs' second most tackles behind fellow linebacker Nick Bolton (10) in Week 17. The 24-year-old Gay has now recorded a recorded a career-high 83 tackles over 12 games this season, and he'll look to continue playing a rotational role Week 18 against the Raiders.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Racks up nine stops in win
Gay recorded nine tackles (two solo) and two passes defensed in Saturday's 24-10 win over the Seahawks.
Despite playing just 64 percent of the Chiefs' defensive snaps this past weekend versus Seattle, Gay still managed to collect nine stops, which is the most he's logged since his 11-tackle performance back in Week 11 against the Chargers. The 24-year-old is in line to continue operating as one of the team's starting linebackers when Kansas City hosts the Broncos on New Year's Day.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Tallies first career pick-six
Gay recorded five tackles (five solo) and an interception returned for a 47-yard touchdown in Sunday's 34-28 win over the Broncos.
Gay made one of the more impressive defensive plays of the season, leaping to deflect a pass to himself before stiff arming quarterback Russell Wilson (concussion) on his way to a 47-yard touchdown in the second quarter. The 24-year-old also played the second-most defensive snaps (45) of any Chiefs linebacker behind leading tackler Nick Bolton. Gay has now logged career highs in tackles (63), sacks (2.5) and pass defended (five) over just nine games this season, and he should continue to play a prominent all-around role Week 15 versus Houston.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Logs 11 tackles Week 11
Gay recorded 11 tackles (seven solo), including one sack, in Sundays 30-27 victory against the Chargers.
Gay saw his highest playing time of the season since Week 2, lining up on 82 percent of the Chiefs' defensive snaps Sunday. As a result, the third-year linebacker logged 11 tackles for the second time in 2022 while adding his second sack in as many games. After being suspended four games for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy, Gay now has 48 tackles (28 solo), 2.5 sacks and three passes defended while playing all but three of his 279 snaps on defense over six games this season, and he should have a chance to play a prominent role against the Rams in Week 12.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Fills stat sheet in win
Gay recorded eight tackles (six solo), including one sack, and a pass defended during Sunday's 27-17 win over the Jaguars.
Gay logged his first solo sack of 2022 as he brought down Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence at the line of scrimmage early in the third quarter. Despite only playing 67 percent of the team's defensive snaps, the 24-year-old tied fellow linebacker Nick Bolton for a team high in tackles. Gay has now totaled 37 stops (21 solo), 1.5 sacks and three passes defended over five games this season, and he should continue to play a prominent role against the Chargers this coming Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Credited for first sack in 2022
Gay recorded eight tackles (four solo) and 0.5 sacks during Sunday's 44-23 win over the 49ers.
Gay returned from a four-game suspension Sunday in San Fransisco and logged eight tackles and 0.5 sacks in the contest. While he only played 56 percent of the team's defensive snaps in Week 7, the 24-year-old linebacker heads into a Week 8 bye before returning next Sunday night against the Titans.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Has suspension lifted
Gay has served his four-game suspension and is now eligible to participate in practices and games, Charles Goldman of Chiefs Wire reports.
Gay's return will be a boost to the Chiefs defense after a strong start to his season. Through two games, he compiled 16 tackles (eight solo) and two passes defensed. He should suit up Sunday against the 49ers.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Hit with suspension
Gay has been suspended for the next four games due to violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Gay's suspension stems from a January arrest on misdemeanor property damages, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. The suspension will begin immediately, while leaving the third-year-pro out of action until Week 7 against the 49ers. It's a tough blow, not only for Gay, but the Chiefs defense as well. In his absence, Darius Harris will likely step into the starting role at weakside linebacker.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Willie Gay: Team-high 11 tackles in win
Gay recorded 11 tackles (six solo), including two for loss, and added two pass defenses during Thursday's 27-24 win over the Chargers.
Gay and Nick Bolton each registered double-digit tackles, but the former outpaced the latter by one and was the only Chiefs player to recorded multiple pass deflections. Across two games, Gay has totaled 16 tackles over 109 defensive snaps and appears to have carved out a much bigger role than he had last year, when he finished with a career-high 48 tackles across 12 appearances. The 2020 second-round pick will look to maintain his strong play against the Colts in Week 3.... See More ... See Less
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