Chiefs vs. Texans: Steven Terrell out with concussion

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 11: Safety Steven Terrell
KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 11: Safety Steven Terrell /

After taking a hit to the head on the opening kickoff, Kansas City Chiefs safety Steven Terrell will be out for the rest of the game.

The Kansas City Chiefs have lost an important depth piece as well as a strong special teams player with the news that safety Steven Terrell will miss the rest of Sunday night’s game with a concussion after taking a nasty kick to the head diving for a tackle on the opening kickoff.

Terrell has apparently entered the NFL’s concussion protocol and being already ruled out is not a good sign. Then again, Terrell took quite a bit of time to even respond and get up, so it was good to see him be able to walk off of the field after taking such a scary blow to the helmet.

Terrell was a late addition to the roster this summer, coming over after spending several seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. The veteran defensive back brings plenty of experience and special teams play to the Chiefs, both of which helped him make the Chiefs final roster.

Terrell has played in three games for the Chiefs so far this year after missing the opening week against the New England Patriots. He spent a few years with Seattle and worked his way into the starting line-up last season, starting five games for Pete Carroll’s secondary. He has 26 career tackles and 2 passes defended in his NFL career.

With D.J. White also inactive, the Chiefs will have their secondary depth tested with any more injuries.