The Kansas City Chiefs had a day off on Sunday before returning to the practice field on Monday at St. Joseph, Mo. Kansas City only has a few more practices left at the venue before playing on Friday against the Seattle Seahawks, hoping to improve its record to 2-0.
However, the Chiefs might be pretty short-handed. On Monday, Eric Fisher went down with a sprained ankle. While the severity is not known, head coach Andy Reid did not say that it was a high-ankle sprain, so it wouldn’t appear to be a major problem. That said, it would be surprising if Fisher plays four days from now. We could have a situation where the Chiefs are playing backups at both left and right tackle. Throw the ball quickly, Alex.
Also, the first-team offensive line was Fisher, Ben Grubbs, Mitch Morse, Laurent Duvernuay-Tardif and Donald Stephenson. We knew Stephenson would be at right tackle in place of Jeff Allen, but why did Fulton go to the second team? Maybe something, maybe nothing. I’m leaning toward the latter.
In addition, inside linebacker Justin March was not seen on the practice field. Reid announced after practice that March is dealing with a knee injury. Considering March was not listed as an injury following Saturday night’s win over the Arizona Cardinals, it is likely not the end of the world.
Beyond that, Monday seemed to be pretty solid work. Marcus Peters was able to jump a curl route by Albert Wilson and pick off Alex Smith. He continues to look like a beast from all reports. Also of note is the return of James-Michael Johnson. The inside linebacker has not practiced all training camp, so it is a welcome change.
Josh Mauga, De’Anthony Thomas and Mike Catapano were in the medical tent along with some of the other usuals, including Junior Hemingway. Knile Davis, despite being listed with an injury on Saturday, was back on the field.
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