Brown expected back, but Niang out, for Saturday’s Chiefs game

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, during a Tuesday press conference at Arrowhead Stadium, updated the media on the recent rash of injuries suffered by the team’s offensive line.  Right tackle Lucas Niang is out for the season, with the TCU product tearing the patellar tendon in the first quarter at Cincinnati.

In Niang’s absence, Andrew Wylie will move into the starting job, starting with Saturday afternoon’s regular season finale at Denver.

Veteran tackle Mike Remmers is making progress in his rehab from a back injury, with Reid indicating the former Viking could return soon from injured reserve.

The news is better on starting left tackle Orlando Brown Jr., the offseason pickup from the Ravens who injured his calf muscle before Sunday’s game at Cincinnati.  Brown missed the loss to the Bengals but participated fully in practice back in Kansas City on Tuesday, with Reid saying he expects Brown on the field Saturday against the Broncos.

Kansas City’s game at Denver is one of two divisional matchups moved from Sunday to Saturday for the final week of the regular season, with the other being Dallas at Philadelphia.

With a wild-card spot going to the winner, NBC has picked up the Chargers-Raiders game in Las Vegas on Sunday night.  The loser will have its season end.

Other Sunday games will be Indianapolis at Jacksonville, Baltimore against PittsburghCincinnati at Cleveland, Green Bay at Detroit, Seattle at Arizona, New Orleans at Atlanta, the New York Jets at Buffalo, San Francisco at the LA Rams, Carolina at Tampa Bay, Chicago at Minnesota, New England against Miami, and Washington at the New York Giants.