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Nick Bolton

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266 FPTS






23 yrs


5'11'' / 237 lbs




Active for Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Bolton (wrist/abdomen) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Bolton practiced in full all week long, but with the Chiefs locked into the third seed in the AFC, he could see limited playing time or sit in pads on the sideline for the team's regular-season finale. Over his last four games, Bolton has 32 tackles (23 solo).

Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022

2021 21 KC 16 12 175 62nd61942701180%30301001
2022 22 KC 17 17 266 3rd1,11672108984%32620010

May not suit up Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-05

Bolton (wrist/abdomen) is tagged as questionable for Sunday's contest versus the Chargers.

Bolton doesn't seem to be dealing with any serious health issues, as he was a full participant in all three practice sessions during Week 18 prep. However, the Chiefs are expected to rest multiple starters Sunday with the team locked into the No. 3 playoff seed in the AFC, and Bolton could be among them. If the linebacker doesn't suit up, Leo Chenal could start in his place.

Season-high tackles in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-01

Bolton finished Sunday's 25-17 win over the Bengals with 13 tackles (nine solo).

Bolton reached double-digit tackles for the first time this season and played 60-plus defensive snaps for the third time. He's missed eight games this season, but has played in the last four games and accumulated 32 tackles (23 solo) over that span.

Six tackles in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-27

Bolton recorded six tackles (five solo) in Monday's 20-14 loss to the Raiders.

Bolton was battling an illness ahead of the contest, but he was able to remain productive in the loss. He has now compiled 19 tackles and a pass deflection over three games since returning from the wrist injury that sidelined him for six weeks.

Returns to practice Friday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-22

Bolton (illness) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

Bolton was given the day off Thursday due to an illness as well as lingering issues to his wrist and abdomen, but he returned to Friday's practice without limitations. He's accumulated 13 tackles (nine solo) over his last two games.

Needs day off

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-21

Bolton (illness) is not practicing Thursday, according to head coach Andy Reid, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Bolton has dealt with numerous injuries this season, most recently a wrist and abdominal issue, but now the Chiefs' starting middle linebacker is under the weather, which will keep him off the field Thursday. With the team not playing until Monday against the Raiders, the Missouri product will have the benefit of an extra day to get right and suit up for the matchup.

Good for Week 15

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-15

Bolton (abdomen) carries no injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Bolton was a limited participant for the first two practices of the week, but practiced in full Friday and will be good to go for Sunday's contest. Bolton returned Week 14 against the Bills after spending five games on injured reserve with a dislocated wrist and finished that contest with eight tackles (five solo).

Now dealing with abdominal issue

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-13

Bolton was a limited participant in practice Wednesday due to his lingering wrist injury and a new abdominal issue.

Bolton was on injured reserve for six weeks and missed five games due to a dislocated wrist before returning last Sunday against Buffalo, so it's no surprise that he's still dealing with lingering effects of that injury. However, Matt Derrick of reports that the linebacker's limited participation in practice Wednesday was more a result of an abdomen issue, which is certainly something to keep an eye on for the remainder of the week. Bolton should still have a good chance of suiting up this Sunday in New England, especially if he can log a full practice before the weekend.

Solid in return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-12

Bolton logged eight tackles (five solo) and a pass deflection in the Chiefs' 20-17 loss to the Bills on Sunday.

Bolton had a solid outing Sunday after spending the past six games on injured reserve with a wrist injury. In his first game back, the 2021 second-round pick managed to finish second on the team in tackles, bringing his total on the season to 36 (20 solo) in just five games.

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