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NFL Playoffs Patriots vs Chiefs: Friday Injury Report - Gronkowski, Edelman, Hightower Among 12 Questionable

The Patriots have released their last injury report of the week. Let's take a look.

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Tomorrow, the 2015 New England Patriots will enter the postseason. The team, which has earned a first-round bye as the AFC's number two seed, has held two walkthroughs and four practice sessions to prepare for the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. While the team did not practice today, it still released an injury report - its final one leading up to the game.

Let's take a look at it (via patriots.com):

OG Tre' Jackson (Knee): OUT

WR Danny Amendola (Knee): QUESTIONABLE

TE Scott Chandler (Knee): QUESTIONABLE

CB Justin Coleman (Concussion): QUESTIONABLE

SS Nate Ebner (Hand): QUESTIONABLE

WR Julian Edelman (Foot): QUESTIONABLE

LB Jonathan Freeny (Hand/Not Injury Related): QUESTIONABLE

TE Rob Gronkowski (Knee/Back): QUESTIONABLE

LB Dont'a Hightower (Knee): QUESTIONABLE

DE Chandler Jones (Abdomen/Toe): QUESTIONABLE

DE Rob Ninkovich (Shin): QUESTIONABLE

OT Sebastian Vollmer (Ankle): QUESTIONABLE

OT LaAdrian Waddle (Shoulder): QUESTIONABLE

QB Tom Brady (Ankle): PROBABLE

OG Josh Kline (Shoulder): PROBABLE

WR Brandon LaFell (Foot): PROBABLE

FS Devin McCourty (Ankle): PROBABLE

As expected, rookie guard Tre' Jackson will miss today's game with a knee injury. This means that fellow rookie Shaq Mason will likely start at one of the two guard spots (unless the team decides to move Bryan Stork to guard and start David Andrews at center), with Josh Kline holding down the other.

The Patriots' top three receiving options - wide receivers Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman, as well as tight end Rob Gronkowski - are all listed as questionable but are expected to play tomorrow. However, given their respective injuries, the question is how effective they will be against a very good Chiefs defense. The same also goes for defensive starters Dont'a Hightower, Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich.

With Jackson already ruled out, New England has to declare six more men inactive by 90 minutes before tomorrow's game.

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Via kcchiefs.com, here is Kansas City's final report of the week:

OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (Concussion): OUT

OL Mitch Morse (Concussion): OUT

LB Tamba Hali (Knee/Thumb): QUESTIONABLE

LB Justin Houston (Knee/Thumb): QUESTIONABLE

WR Jeremy Maclin (Ankle): QUESTIONABLE

RB Spencer Ware (Ankle): QUESTIONABLE

WR Albert Wilson (Hamstring): QUESTIONABLE

OL Jeff Allen (Thumb): PROBABLE

OL Zach Fulton (Ankle): PROBABLE

TE Travis Kelce (Groin): PROBABLE

LB Josh Mauga (Ankle): PROBABLE

OL Jah Reid (Knee): PROBABLE

Star wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is listed as questionable but, given that he suffered a high ankle sprain last week, projects to not be 100% healthy. It remains to be seen whether or not the Chiefs ultimately declare him active tomorrow.