Only two Kansas City Chiefs were held out of practice on Thursday, the team’s final day of public training camp practice before its first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday night.
Wide receiver Gehrig Dieter has now missed more than a week of work due to back spasms, and defensive lineman Alex Okafor is recovering from a hip flexor injury that happened on Sunday. Our in-house injury expert, Aaron Borgmann, noted Thursday morning that “back spasms” typically don’t linger as long as they have for Dieter.
Defensive lineman Frank Clark only practiced limitedly, as he continues to deal with a sore wrist.
Tight end David Wells left practice early due to a calf contusion. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid also noted after practice that defensive lineman Xavier Williams’ “back has been acting up” and that wide receiver Sammy Watkins hurt his finger. Reid described that all three players “got a little bit banged up but not bad.”
The Chiefs’ take on the Bengals at 7 p.m. Arrowhead Time on Saturday night.