The Kansas City Chiefs are going to be watching a couple key contributors on the defensive side of the ball over the next couple days in hopes that they heal up in time to play on Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Head coach Andy Reid told reporters on Friday that both cornerback Charvarius Ward and defensive end Frank Clark were being treated by the team’s training staff. Specifically, per Pete Sweeney of Arrowhead Pride, Clark was nursing a hamstring injury, albeit one opposite the hamstring that kept him out for the first week of the season. As for Ward, he’s working on a strained quad muscle.
Clark missed the first full week of the regular season along with Tyrann Mathieu (COVID/reserve list) but returned in Week 2 to the defensive front. Clark has been a limited participant in practice this week, so it’s; hard to tell whether he’ll give it a go or not, but at least the potential is there for his return.
As for Ward, he’s a dependable starter outside, so it would be weird if he was’t able to suit up. The Chiefs have Deandre Baker waiting in the wings as a healthy scratch on the team’s inactive list for each of the first two games of the season. Ward is in a contract year, so staying healthy for the bulk of the schedule is going to work wonders for his ability to earn his next payday.
As for the Chiefs present roster, Rashad Fenton, L’Jarius Sneed and Chris Lammons are also there to help in the secondary.