The Kansas City Chiefs had another padded practice on Friday.
Here is the full list of players that didn’t practice today:
- CB Lavert Hill (Hamstring)
- DE Frank Clark (Illness)
- DE Alex Okafor (Calf)
- DE Demone Harris (??)
- LB Damien Wilson (??)
- CB L’Jarius Sneed (“Tweak”)
- LT Eric Fisher (Concussion)
- WR Tyreek Hill (Hamstring)
- TE Deon Yelder (Groin)
- TE Ricky Seals-Jones (Leg)
- OT Martinas Rankin (PUP)
The good injury news surrounds the return of Chris Jones and Sammy Watkins, who both were out of practice for several days dealing with groin injuries. They’re both back in pads and at practice, in a limited capacity, easing both players back into action. This is good progress with the season opener being just under three weeks away. Fox 4 reporter Harold Kuntz captured video of both players in pads during individual drills.
— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) August 21, 2020
Rookie DE Mike Danna, who has been one of the players drawing rave reviews out of training camp, suffered a leg injury during practice and was carted off according to The Athletic’s Nate Taylor. It’s never a good sign when the cart comes out for a player. He was the lone injury during the course of practice on Friday according to Andy Reid. Reid said that Danna, “tweaked his calf.” Danna makes the fourth defensive end out of practice. The only healthy defensive ends in Kansas City are Tanoh Kpassagnon, Breeland Speaks, Taco Charlton and Tim Ward.
There were a number of defensive players absent from practice. Reid described rookie CB L’Jarius Sneed as receiving a rest day due to a “tweak.” DE Demone Harris and LB Damien Wilson were also held out of practice according to media members in attendance at practice. Reasons for their absences were not provided.
Tyreek Hill was absent from practice, spotted working in the weight tent. He suffered a hamstring injury on Thursday. That injury is reportedly considered to be minor. Reid described Hill as day-to-day and said the injury “is not a tear.”
Second-year safety Juan Thornhill still was relegated to individual work. He’s going on Day 3 of not being cleared for contact and team drills. Andy Reid said on Wednesday that the team intends to ramp-up Thornhill’s workload as they go.