The Kansas City Chiefs received good news about cornerback Charvarius Ward after Sunday’s win.
On Sunday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs had to sit cornerback Charvarius Ward during the teams six-point victory over the Miami Dolphins when he was suffered a head injury that was believed to be a potential concussion. Fortunately, the Chiefs learned very quickly that it was not the case, which cleared Ward moving forward for the team’s defense.
Ward left in the second half of the Chiefs 33-27 win in Miami, which hurt the secondary’s depth and brought questions about Ward’s ability to play moving forward. However, the initial hit must not have been all that bad if head coach Andy Reid was able to give official word on Ward’s positive results immediately after the game.
The Chiefs have leaned on Ward as a boundary corner for the entire season even with the presence of Bashaud Breeland and the emergence of L’Jarius Sneed. Along with Rashad Fenton, the Chiefs have put together a solid young core in the secondary of corners who have performed better than expected with a ceiling for further growth given their lack of experience.
It sounds as if Ward should be cleared to go ahead and practice in full this week as the Chiefs prepare for a major test in New Orleans in Week 15 against the Saints. That’s good news since the Saints have so many weapons against which the Chiefs must be prepared, including Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Alvin Kamara, and Jared Cook.
Ward had 1 tackle and 1 pass deflected on Sunday against the Dolphins, and he has 43 combined tackles and 6 deflections on the year in 12 games.