Unfortunately, it wasn’t all good news for the Kansas City Chiefs today. Despite Justin Houston missing time for his knee, the team has been remarkably lucky in terms of injuries. The bug hit them today though as starters Albert Wilson and Parker Ehinger were both taken to the locker room. Safety Daniel Sorenson also missed practice today with an injury.
We have no news regarding the severity of any of these injuries yet, but Sorenson’s was apparently bad enough that he couldn’t even be on the sidelines. We will know more about Wilson and Ehinger tomorrow after practice. I wouldn’t expect either to be active just yet as it’s usually better to be cautious with injuries this time of year.
The injury to Albert Wilson (calf) did open the door for veteran receiver Rod Streater to get on the field. Streater hasn’t had a bad Training Camp, but he has definitely been outplayed by Wilson…and also been on the wrong side of some big plays/hits. This is even more concerning for him with Tyreek Hill and Demarcus Robinson coming out strong.
In regards to Parker Ehinger (foot), the situation is a bit more tenuous for the Chiefs. The next man up right now appears to be Zach Fulton, who Ehinger seemingly beat out easily for the first team in OTAs. This does give the Chiefs an opportunity to work some other options, but Ehinger has been impressive early on in his career.
Daniel Sorenson is a different situation altogether. Though he has been getting the starting reps, it is considered a given that he is just holding the place until Eric Berry returns. Even as the place holder though, Sorenson’s spot is not secure. He hasn’t shown up much in Training Camp while others, like rookie Eric Murray, have gotten some noticeable moments.
As we continue towards the start of the 2016 season, the Kansas City Chiefs will continue to hone their game. While the youngsters are setting the tone now, it won’t be long before the veterans get them figured out and start showing their own talent. This is not a bad thing. As the team continues to compete, they will get better. For a team already considered a playoff contender, that’s a very promising situation.