Mike Edwards injured in first quarter of Chiefs vs Raiders

The Chiefs watched Mike Edwards go down in early on the first defensive play against the Raiders on Monday.

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The Kansas City Chiefs opened their Christmas Day game against the Las Vegas Raiders on the wrong foot with a miserable opening drive that featured little offense and then safety Mike Edwards was lost to an injury on the first defensive snap of the game for K.C.

On their first offensive play of the game, the Raiders tasked running back Zamir White with a run up the middle and Edwards injured his leg trying to tackle him.

From there, Edwards went to the sideline to work with medical trainers and was in the blue tent for a bit before taking to a stationary bike. The good news is that he did not head to the locker room, and the team then announced he was questionable to return for K.C.

Edwards has stepped up for the Chiefs into a starting safety role in the team's base defense after K.C. already lost Bryan Cook to injured reserve a few weeks ago. Edwards was signed to be the team's third safety in subpackages for the Chiefs defense after a strong season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in which he set several career highs in '22.

The good news for the Chiefs is that they were relatively deep coming into the season at the posiiton. Chamarri Conner, a fourth-round rookie, is around to step up in case Edwards is unable to return and the team also has Deon Bush on special teams if they need him.

Edwards has 45 tackles and 5 pass deflections so far on the season.