The Kansas City Chiefs had everyone practice on Wednesday ahead of the Baltimore Ravens game although two key players were limited in their participation.
As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, the good news that everyone was able to participate, at some level, in practice on Wednesday. The bad news is that two key players are still limited as they hope to return to the field soon enough.
Safety Eric Berry and wide receiver Sammy Watkins were the only two players with any injury concerns that limited them in practice on Wednesday, and it’s still unclear whether either player will be able to suit up on Sunday to take on the upstart Ravens, a team that has gone 3-0 since installing Lamar Jackson, the team’s first-round pick, as their starting quarterback.
Watkins has essentially missed every single game since injuring his foot trying to stretch a short catch for a first down late in the win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 10. He missed the very next game against the Cardinals and then played a single series against the L.A. Rams in Week 12 before sitting the rest of the game. He then rested over the bye week and was inactive again last week against the Oakland Raiders. Will he return now for the final four games? Just how long will he be out? No one is quite sure just yet.
As for Berry, his timeline is also questionable in that he could return this week or maybe next week, but he’s been called day-to-day all year long. He was scheduled to potentially return after the bye against the Raiders but ultimately was not quite ready to jump back into a regular season game. This would be a great week to return since the Chiefs have four regular season games left for Berry to prepare for the postseason if he’s going to make an impact there.
While it’s frustrating some players are limited, the good news is that everyone is practicing. The Chiefs can afford to take some time and let guys heal overall, and everyone is at least healthy enough to be out there in the first place. This late in the season, that’s not the worst position for a franchise to be in.