The Kansas City Chiefs just got back from a bye week and they already have a situation to monitor.
Usually when teams get back from the bye, they are regenerated, healthy, and relaxed. That wasn’t necessarily the case with one Chiefs starter, as he found himself not practicing on Wednesday.
“Jody Fortson is really the only one who is not going to practice today,” head coach Andy Reid told the media on Wednesday before practice got started. “He has a quad contusion. And then, the people that are coming back here, [Trent] McDuffie will be back, and [Lucas] Niang will be back.”
The Chiefs could be without one of their best end zone threats on Sunday Night Football against the Tennessee Titans if the quad doesn’t get better, which could be an issue for the Chiefs as Tennessee has a pretty good defense.
They will, though, be getting back two solid players. Trent McDuffie was the Chiefs first pick in the 2022 draft and is supposed to be one of the better corner backs on the team.
Now, we finally get to see him again. As for Niang, he started some games on the offensive line before this season.
Per #Chiefs HC Andy Reid, TE Jody Fortson is the only player not practicing as he deals with a quad contusion.
Also mentioned McDuffie and Niang are back.
— Justin Churchill (@ChurchillAtoZ) November 2, 2022
While he likely won’t start or play on Sunday, he will be available as a very good depth piece. Reid also told us that tight end Blake Bell was close to coming back and could be good in a few weeks. The Chiefs later added on their injury report that linebacker Willie Gay Jr. was limited during practice on Wednesday.