L’Jarius Sneed has been a revelation in the defensive backfield for the Chiefs this season as he’s taken a leap well beyond “impressive rookie performer” to become a Pro Bowl caliber corner whose versatility makes him an enviable weapon for Steve Spagnuolo to use as he likes. A weapon both inside the slot or outside on the boundary, Sneed has a knack for making plays on the ball with a physical style that coaches love to see.
As good as Sneed has looked however, he’s also been battling a knee injury that had him limited in practice for the last week. The Chiefs count on Sneed as much as anyone in the secondary, as illustrated by the starter’s reps he’s given each and every week.
Despite being designated as questionable coming into the team’s Week 11 win over the Dallas Cowboys, Sneed went ahead and played in 100 percent of the snaps. That likely meant he was able to play through whatever pain or discomfort was present, but a week like the bye week should allow him and others who are dealing with lingering injuries to get better.