Chad Henne, the Kansas City backup before he was sidelined with a fractured ankle in the preseason, has been added to the 53-man roster from injured reserve and will be questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Activating Henne is a sign that Mahomes (knee) will be out another week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport adds. The plan currently is for Matt Moore to start for a second week in a row, though Mahomes will work out before Sunday's game and see how things progress.
In corresponding moves to Henne's activation, quarterback Kyle Shurmur, who was previously promoted from the practice squad to back up Matt Moore last week, has been waived. Defensive tackle Joey Ivie has been promoted to the active roster and offensive tackle Greg Senat has been placed on injured reserve.
Here are other news items we're monitoring on Saturday:
» The Tennessee Titans have activated kicker Ryan Succop to the active roster off injured reserve and subsequently released kicker Cody Parkey. Succop has been dealing with a knee injury, but is set to take back the kicking duties. The team also announced defensive back Josh Kalu has been added to the roster and waived cornerback Tye Smith. Right tackle Jack Conklin was added to the injury report due to illness and is questionable for Sunday and cornerback Chris Milton (calf) has been downgraded to out.
»Carolina Panthers defensive end Mario Addison, whose brother was shot and killed in Alabama on Sunday night, has been ruled out, the team announced on Saturday, for the upcoming game versus the Titans.
Panthers safety Tre Boston was fined $28,075 unnecessary roughness, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
»Indianapolis Colts cornerback Pierre Desir has been upgraded to questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, the team announced on Saturday.
»New England Patriots tight end Matt LaCosse (knee) has been downgraded to out versus the Ravens on Sunday, the team announced.
» The Chicago Bears have signed linebacker James Vaughters from the practice squad to the active roster, the team announced on Saturday. In a corresponding move, tight end Bradley Sowell was released. Linebacker Isaiah Irving (quad) has also been ruled out for Sunday's game.
»New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard and cornerback Corey Ballentine, who each had concussions, were full participants on Saturday in practice and good to return on Monday against the Cowboys.
» The Minnesota Vikings announced on Saturday that cornerback Holton Hill has been added to the 53-man roster and linebacker Cameron Smith has been released.
» The Pittsburgh Steelers promoted running back Tony Brooks-James to the active roster and released veteran wide receiver Donte Moncrief.
» The Detroit Lions declared defensive tackle Mike Daniels (foot) and offensive lineman Graham Glasgow (back) out for Sunday's game versus Oakland. Detroit also signed running back Paul Perkins to the active roster and placed running back Tra Carson on the reserve/injured list.
» The Los Angeles Chargers announced Saturday that defensive lineman Damion Square (back) is questionable against the Packers. The Chargers also signed safety Shalom Luani to the active roster and waived cornerback Tevaughn Campbell.
» The Buffalo Bills announced they have signed defensive tackle Vincent Taylor from the practice squad and released defensive tackle Kyle Peko.
» The Green Bay Packers are activating rookie tight end Jace Sternberger off injured reserve, Rapoport reported via source. The team confirmed the move shortly thereafter.
»Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates was fined $28,075 for the hit that knocked Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks out of last week's game with a concussion, Pelissero reported.
»Washington Redskins TE Jeremy Sprinkle was fined $84,231 for two unnecessary roughness violations in last week's loss to the Vikings, according to Pelissero. One of which was on a play where Sprinkle lowered his head to initiate contact with Xavier Rhodes, who was checked for a concussion in the immediate aftermath.
Also incurring a fine was Redskins CB Jeremy Reaves, who was docked $28,075 for a hit on Vikings WR Stefon Diggs that drew a penalty and left Reaves with a concussion.
»Philadelphia Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins was fined $21,056 for his hit on Bills QB Josh Allen last week.
»New York Jets CB Brian Poole was fined $10,527 for unsportsmanlike conduct after clapping in the face of Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette last week, according to Rapoport.