Chiefs news: Mike Danna returns to training camp practice

The Chiefs are nursing a few injuries, but it's nice to get Danna back in the thick of things.

Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs Practice
Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs Practice / Christian Petersen/GettyImages
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The Kansas CIty Chiefs returned to practice at St. Joseph for another week of training camp, and their first preseason game is finally on the horizon—against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, August 13. When it comes to injuries, the Chiefs are nursing a few in the early going, but the good news is that defensive end Mike Danna has made his way back to the field on Monday.

Danna originally suffered a calf strain in practice back on July 28, which means he's been sitting out of practice for the better part of a week-and-a-half.

The Chiefs are nursing a few injuries, but it's nice to get Mike Danna back in the thick of things.

Danna is an important piece of the pass rush for the Chiefs this season after losing Carlos Dunlap and Frank Clark from last year's Super Bowl roster. The Chiefs added two new rookies in the draft in first-round pick Felix Anudike-Uzomah out of Kansas State and Stephen F. Austin's B.J. Thompson in the fifth round. They also signed Charles Omenihu from the San Francisco 49ers in free agency. However, both freshmen will need time to adjust to the league, and Omenihu was just suspended for the first third of the season.

Danna carved out a career-high total of 5.5 sacks a year ago and has turned into a reliable end who can also play the run. He's coming into his contract season and would be a good candidate for an extension despite the fact no one is really talking about such a move. After all, it's hard to generate much discussion of a new deal for Danna when others like Chris Jones, L'Jarius Sneed, and Willie Gay Jr. are also in the same conversation.

The Chiefs originally landed Danna in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft as a versatile end out of Michigan.

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