Chiefs injury report: Allen Bailey sits out practice with sore knee
By Matt Conner
Defensive end Allen Bailey was forced to sit out practice on Tuesday with a sore knee for the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs were without their most experienced defensive lineman on Tuesday at training camp practice when Allen Bailey sat due to a sore knee. Fortunately head coach Andy Reid said he wasn’t worried about it as a long-term injury.
Bailey sat out practice because he “banged knees yesterday” per Reid, so the Chiefs are just being cautious to let him rest and heal without aggravating anything further. Having Bailey healthy would certainly go a long way for the Chiefs’ ability to control the line of scrimmage for the defensive side as a talented, athletic, experienced lineman to mix in with Chris Jones and Xavier Williams.
This year will be Bailey’s eighth season with the Chiefs, a span in which he’s played in 86 games and started 48 of them. He has 13.5 sacks and 169 tackles in his Chiefs career to with two forced fumbles.
Several other Chiefs also sat on Tuesday. The full rundown:
- Eric Berry sat for yet another practice with a sore heel.
- Keith Reaser also continues to sit due to a quad strain that the team is clearly being cautious with.
- Laurent Duvernay-Tardif still has not cleared the league’s concussion protocol.
- Damien Williams suffered a shoulder injury a few days ago and continues to sit with that.
- Jimmy Murray is also dealing with a knee injury that’s kept him out since the first preseason game.
- Charcandrick West actually returned from the concussion protocol, at least to the extent that he can practice a bit.
You can see the complete injury report here.