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11th practice day: two Chiefs return to practice

No additional players missed practice on Wednesday.

NFL: AUG 14 Chiefs Training Camp Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After a day off on Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs ran their 11th full session of 2020’s training camp on Wednesday morning at the team’s practice facility on the grounds of the Truman Sports Complex.

After being held out of Monday’s session, safety Armani Watts and rookie wide reciever Maurice Ffrench both returned to the practice field. Watts had been ill, while Ffrench had been listed with a knee injury.

Rookie offensive lineman Yasir Durant left practice early on Monday to be evaluated for a head injury. He did not return on Wednesday, suggesting that he may have suffered a concussion. Wide receiver Gehrig Dieter (groin) and linebacker Emmanuel Smith (hamstring) — both of whom also left early on Monday — did not return, either.

Offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele (shoulder) missed his second practice session. Osemele ended up leaving the New York Jets after sustaining a controversial shoulder injury last season; it is unknown if the current injury is the same shoulder.

Per The Athletic, defensive tackle Braxton Hoyett (shoulder) also sat out Wednesday after being held out on Monday.

No other new injuries were reported.

Tight end Deon Yelder (groin), defensive lineman Mike Danna, defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi (ankle) and defensive end Alex Okafor (calf) were all held out of practice. On Monday, Nnadi was said to be resting his ankle, on which he had offseason surgery. It’s not a good sign that he was not available for practice on Wednesday. Yelder still hasn’t been able to participate in a padded practice.

Offensive lineman Martinas Rankin remains on the team’s physically-unable-to-perform list, missing another practice on Wednesday.

Just three practices remain on the training camp schedule. Thursday and Friday’s practices will again be held at the practice facility. The team will close training camp on Saturday with a practice in front of 5,000 season-ticket members inside Arrowhead Stadium.

The season will open at home on Thursday, September 10 against the Houston Texans.

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