Justin March-Lillard (hand, IR) is Chiefs' official designated-to-return player

The Kansas City Chiefs have made inside linebacker Justin March-Lillard (hand) their designated player to return from injured reserve.

What It Means:

March-Lillard hasn't played since breaking his hand in Week 6. The Chiefs could use some help at inside linebacker with Derrick Johnson (Achilles) out for the year.

Despite the injuries, the Kansas City defense has been startlingly good this year, ranking 7th in schedule-adjusted Defensive Net Expected Points per play.