Chiefs vs. Giants: Dee Ford, Allen Bailey, Tamba Hali sit out practice for Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Outside linebacker Tamba Hali
KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Outside linebacker Tamba Hali /

The Kansas City Chiefs are dealing with multiple defensive injuries even after the bye week as they prepare for the New York Giants.

The Kansas City Chiefs are going to face some holes in their front seven as they prepare to take on the New York Giants if the practice injury reports hold true to game-time updates. Not only are pass rushers Tamba Hali and Dee Ford sitting out of practice this week so far, but defensive lineman Allen Bailey is also on the injury report every day so far this week as a non-participant.

For the Chiefs coming off of the bye week, it’s a little frustrating to see so many guys still banged up and hurting so much. Ford was expected, in a way, given that he’s been dealing with a back injury for much of this season. The Chiefs had to hope that rest would give him the potential of playing again, but the return of Dadi Nicolas to practice and Tamba Hali to the active roster at least removes the pressure to be ready before it’s fully healed. Then again, Hali is now on the injured list, although Andy Reid explained the team was ready for his knees to swell after seeing game action for the first time all year.

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Bailey is the most frustrating part of the injury report as the Chiefs front line could really be something special if everyone were healthy and contributing. Bennie Logan and Chris Jones should be fine holding things down for the most part against the New York Giants on Sunday, but Bailey can be a special pass disruptor and is a versatile weapon along the line. Here’s hoping his injury isn’t anything lasting.

Wide receiver Albert Wilson is the only offensive player on the list, and the wide receiver has been injured for some time. Wilson went down in Week 8  and has been missing since. While the Chiefs have plenty of pass catchers, they’ve certainly missed Wilson’s dependability, familiarity with the offense and special teams ability.