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Anthony Sherman, Travis Kelce are Chiefs backup long snappers if they need it

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Andy Reid started off his weekly press conference on Wednesday acknowledging the tragedy that has struck the family of Chiefs long snapper James Winchester, whose father was shot and killed at the Oklahoma City airport.

“He called me right away before it really even broke in the news there,” Reid said via quotes from the Chiefs, “and told me the situation. Things were a little vague, and how they happened and so on. In those situations, you have to go. Family is number one. This (football) is important in our lives, but not like that. He left right away and went down there – to Oklahoma City – he’s taking care of business there.”

It’s not clear if he will play on Sunday. Reid said he didn’t know that yet. FB Anthony Sherman and TE Travis Kelce would be the backup long snapper candidates. The KC Star reports it was Sherman who practiced there on Wednesday. (Sherman is also the Chiefs emergency quarterback)

Reid has his own history of personal tragedy so I imagine he’s a good person to be around when Winchester is back.