The Kansas City Chiefs are just one practice in with a fraction of their roster and a player has already gone down with an injury.
Rookie S Sanders Commings went down during Tuesday’s practice and was diagnosed with a fractured left clavicle. The fifth-round pick was poised to push for playing time in the Chiefs secondary next to Eric Berry.
There’s no timetable for his return to the field, but it would be a surprise if we saw him get in any run during the preseason. That puts him at a huge disadvantage as head coach Andy Reid and defensive coordinator Bob Sutton look to put the final 53-man roster together.
With Commings out of the competition for now, it will be left to veterans Husain Abdullah and Quintin Demps along with second-year safeties Tysyn Hartman and Neiko Thorpe looking to take reps away from incumbent Kendrick Lewis.
The injury will give rookies like Malcom Bronson, Greg Castillo, Otha Foster and Brad McDougald extra time on the field and if Commings unfortunately has to move to the IR, it would give each of their candidacy for a roster spot a boost.