Chiefs activate Joe Mays from injured reserve

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have activated linebacker Joe Mays from short-term injured reserve and waived linebacker Jerry Franklin ahead of Sunday's game in Buffalo.

Mays has been on IR since training camp, when he needed surgery on his injured wrist. He returned to practice Oct. 29, at which point the Chiefs had three weeks to activate him.

How much he'll play for the Chiefs (5-3) against the Bills remains to be seen.

Inside linebacker Derrick Johnson is on IR after tearing his Achilles tendon, so Josh Mauga and James-Michael Johnson have been starting. Mauga leads the Chiefs in tackles.

Franklin had been serving as a backup and played primarily on special teams.

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