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Chiefs Get Encouraging News At Practice Thursday

Kansas City Chiefs helmet on the field.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Details of Kansas City Chiefs helmet before Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs should be close to full strength when they host the Bengals in the AFC Championship on Sunday.

Chiefs veteran safety Tyrann Mathieu was a full participant in Kansas City's practice on Thursday. It looks like he'll be good to against against the Bengals this weekend.

Mathieu suffered a concussion in the Chiefs' AFC Divisional Round win over the Buffalo Bills. His status for the AFC Championship was previously unclear, but it's now clear he'll be able to play.

Here's what Chiefs head coach Andy Reid had to say about Mathieu on Thursday:

“He was out there and did a nice job,” Reid said, via Matt McMullen of the team’s website.

Tyrann Mathieu is a key member of the Chiefs' secondary. His play will be vital for the Kansas City defense against Joe Burrow and the Bengals' passing attack.

The Chiefs are trying to advance to their third straight Super Bowl. This will also mark the fourth straight time they've been to the AFC Championship.

The Chiefs host the Bengals on Sunday for the right to go to the Super Bowl.