Kansas City Chiefs safety Kyle McCarthy went down with a knee injury over the weekend that head coach Romeo Crennel said didn’t look good. Unfortunately Crennel’s early assessment was correct and the safety was placed on injured reserve Monday.
McCarthy was hurt Saturday in St. Joseph and needed the assistance of a cart to make it to the locker room. After playing with the Denver Broncos his first two seasons in the NFL, McCarthy signed with the Chiefs early on in the offseason and was fighting for a spot on the depth chart at safety behind Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis.
The Chiefs have now already been forced to place two players on IR. The first was veteran TE Martin Rucker when he injured his knee in June.
As previously reported, McCarthy’s roster spot will be filled by former Baltimore Ravens LB/DE Edgar Jones.
With the Kansas City roster back up to the league maximum of 90, the team will need to make a move if they want to add a free agent during training camp.