The Kansas City Chiefs saw Dee Ford miss practice with an apparent knee injury. ESPN’s Adam Teicher reports that the Chiefs don’t seem concerned with the injury. It’s still June so we still have a few months until the season starts.
A sore knee was the reason for Dee Ford's absence from practice today. The Chiefs don't seem concerned that it's a long term injury.— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) June 15, 2016
That said, you know what this means? The Chiefs were practicing without their top three pass rushers, which is a little scary. Justin Houston remains out as he recovers from an ACL. Tamba Hali had offseason surgery too and remains out. Ford, with his knee injury, makes all three pass rushers are out.
That's how tenuous this situation is with these pass rushers. Tamba is older when injuries tend to pile up as they did last year. Ford has more reps under his belt entering year three but he’s still young. And Houston? He’s probably playing this year but that's as far as we can go.
Every team is always one or two injuries away from disaster and it feels like outside linebacker is that spot for the Chiefs.