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Third day of practice: Chiefs cornerback tears ACL; likely to miss season

Second-year reserve corner Alex Brown is very likely out for the 2020 season.

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The Kansas City Chiefs returned to the practice field on Sunday. It was the third of 14 padded practices they’ll be running during training camp at the team’s facility on the grounds of the Truman Sports Complex.

Following practice, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid confirmed previous reports that reserve cornerback Alex Brown has suffered a torn ACL. The promising second-year corner — who started on last season’s practice squad but had made to to the active roster by the Super Bowl — will presumably miss the season. Reid also said rookie cornerback Lavert Hill missed practice with a strained hamstring.

Left tackle Eric Fisher walked off the practice field with an injury. Mike Remmers took his place on the first team (via The Athletic). Reid said that Fisher is now in concussion protocol.

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins missed practice; Reid reported he has a strained groin. Defensive tackle Chris Jones, cornerback Antonio Hamilton and tight end Deon Yelder — all of them also nursing groin injuries — missed another day of practice. Wide receiver Byron Pringle again missed practice with a knee injury. Defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi missed a third day of practice. Reid revealed that he has an ankle injury.

Although he was suited up, rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had no reps during Sunday’s session. Reid said that he was simply dehydrated, so they held him back. Darrel Williams filled in at running back with the first team (via ESPN).

Cornerback BoPete Keyes as on the field — although he officially remains on the physically-unable-to-perfom list (via Athletic). Safety Juan Thornhill and offensive lineman Martinas Rankin are also still on PUP. Neither practiced on Sunday.

Linebacker Darius Harris had another excused absence from practice.