Keith Reaser leaves Kansas City Chiefs training camp with quad injury

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Cornerback Keith Reaser
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Cornerback Keith Reaser /

The Kansas City Chiefs have lost a cornerback on Sunday with news that Keith Reaser left camp with a quad injury.

Keith Reaser is the latest Kansas City Chiefs player to be injured at training camp after he was forced to leave practice on Sunday due to a quad injury.

Reaser has been one of the heralded names this offseason from general manager Brett Veach as an under-the-radar option already on the table for the Chiefs. As Veach has fielded questions from reporters about the team’s level of talent at the cornerback position, he has been quick to point to Reaser as one of the team’s promising assets for the 2018 season.

The 26-year-old Reaser first entered the NFL as the fifth round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2014 NFL Draft. In three-plus seasons with the Niners, Reaser played in 29 total games and had 5 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles, 1 sack and 30 tackles. He came in during dime packages on obvious passing downs as well as played on special teams in San Fran.

No further details are known about Reaser, but if he’s forced to sit because the injury is more than mild, then the Chiefs might be pressed to do something more at cornerback. The starting core right now includes Kendall Fuller, David Amerson and Steven Nelson. Arrion Springs is an undrafted free agent who is getting some playing time, and Tremon Smith was the team’s sixth round choice who is getting a chance to also make the team as a returner. Will Redmond is another promising journeyman who was mentioned along with Reaser throughout the offseason.

The Chiefs also recently brought in Bashaud Breeland as a potential addition, although the Chiefs will likely be outbid for his services when the former Washington cornerback finally makes his decision.

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Reaser is in the last year of a two-year, $1.3 million deal with the Chiefs.