The Kansas City Chiefs have been a relatively healthy group for most of training camp. But on the heels of their loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night, the Chiefs have added five players to their list of injured players, according to CBS Sports.
Missing the Sunday practice were: G Jon Asamoah, T Barry Richardson, FS Jon McGraw and QB Brodie Croyle. They joined previously injured players G Darryl Harris, TE Jake O’Connell and TE Tony Moeaki in the rehab area.
Before Brodie Croyle was pulled from practice, he hooked up with WR Jeremy Horne on a long pass that was the same play they ran to start the third quarter in Atlanta. On that first throw, Croyle threw badly out of bounds. On Sunday, it was perfect throw and Horne easily hauled it in.
Hopefully this is just giving some guys a day to get their body healthy for the rest of the preseason. Croyle, O’Connell and Harris don’t kill you when they are on the sidelines, but the rest are either starters or a chance to push for starters snaps.
In the case of McGraw, it will give a young guy like Kendrick Lewis some extra run time with the first team, which could help with his development.
You do have to start worrying about the available number of offensive linemen, which the fine folks at CBS point out. If Todd Haley and Charlie Weis don’t get at least one of these guys back for one of the next few practices, it could force the team to make a move for another body. Non of the injured linemen are starters, so it doesn’t hurt you in that respect, but you don’t want to over work the veterans that start on your line.
KCChiefs.com’s Josh Looney noted that RB Kestahn Moore also spent some time in the rehab area. He had taken some second team snaps this offseason, making any time on the sidelines huge for his chances of making the team especially with Dexter McCluster working more and more out of the backfield.