Two of the most important members of the Kansas City Chiefs — wide receiver Tyreek Hill and starting right tackle Mitch Schwartz — returned to the practice field at training camp in St. Joseph on Friday.
Hill suffered a quad contusion on Tuesday after colliding with cornerback Bashaud Breeland, and Schwartz’s back locked up on Monday. Hill participated in the full practice, whereas Schwartz checked out at the end, allowing Cam Erving to take some first-team reps at right tackle.
Breeland temporarily left the field to undergo what appeared to be a concussion test, and he returned shortly after. Breeland is currently practicing with protection over his right thumb laceration.
Starting running back Damien Williams and safety Jordan Lucas missed their fourth practice in a row due to hamstring injuries. Carlos Hyde, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson earned top-team reps with Williams still sidelined. While missing four practices with hamstring issues is not ideal, it is not uncommon, according to our in-house injury expert, Aaron Borgmann.
Wide receiver Gehrig Dieter missed his third day in a row due to back spasms. Defensive lineman Xavier Williams also missed practice with an undisclosed injury.
The Chiefs will be back on the practice field Friday at 8:15 a.m.