The Kansas City Chiefs were without several contributing members of their defense last Sunday night against the New England Patriots, which included edge rushers Justin Houston and Tanoh Kpassagnon, as well as safeties Eric Berry, Daniel Sorensen, Eric Murray and Armani Watts.
All of them are dealing with various injuries, but Chiefs’ coach Andy Reid did tell the local media that at least two of those guys—Kpassagnon and Murray—would return to practice on Wednesday as the team gets ready for the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night.
Murray had started all five games for the Chiefs’ defense before his injury, and Kpassagnon has played 76 defensive snaps in a reserve role behind Dee Ford, Houston, and rookie Breeland Speaks out on the edge. Both players (Kpassagnon and Murray) were dealing with ankle injuries.
Reid also announced that Berry, Houston, along with center Mitch Morse, who is in the concussion protocol, wouldn’t practice on Wednesday.
Sorensen, who was injured back in training camp and was subsequently placed on Injured Reserve before the season began, which means he couldn’t return to play in a game until after Week 8 (two weeks away), would be eligible to return to practice this week, but Reid indicated that it may be another week before Sorensen is out there at practice with the defense.
Reid also mentioned that Berry continues to improve as he’s dealing with a sore heel.