Daniel Sorensen injury update: Chiefs hope safety plays half season

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 6: Cornerback Adoree' Jackson
KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 6: Cornerback Adoree' Jackson /

The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to have Daniel Sorensen for the second half of the season, per general manager Brett Veach.

The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping that the safety position is a slow work in progress that will continue to improve in overall quality as the regular season goes on. Specifically, general manager Brett Veach is hoping the team is able to get safety Daniel Sorensen back for the second half of the season at least.

Sorensen was slated to start at free safety after the release of Ron Parker, but unfortunately the veteran broke his tibia, tore his meniscus and damaged his MCL early in training camp. The Chiefs offered plenty of chances for the younger players on the roster to take over, but the secondary has been a bit of a mess for the entire preseason. Consequently the team is reportedly going to re-sign Parker after he failed to catch on with the Atlanta Falcons.

Without Sorensen, the Chiefs are going to cross their fingers that Eric Berry can not only stay healthy but return to form quickly. They’ll also hope that Parker can settle right back into his role at free safety or provide versatile reps for Armani Watts who is also a contender to play at free safety after being drafted in the fourth round. Eric Murray is also around as is safety Jordan Lucas, who was acquired in the last 24 hours from the Miami Dolphins in a trade before roster cuts were due.

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Sorensen is in the second year of a four-year, $16 million extension he signed under former general manager John Dorsey as the team’s third safety. Last year with Eric Berry out for the year, Sorensen started 14 games in his absence and finished the year with 88 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 6 passes defended and 1 interception.