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Three Chiefs begin Tuesday practice on sidelines — but others join them

With three of the team’s five roster moves involving injured players, fewer players were rehabbing on the sidelines.

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The Kansas City Chiefs began the 15th practice of their 2021 training camp on Tuesday morning without five players who had been on the roster on Monday, announcing five moves to get their roster below the NFL limit of 85 in advance of Tuesday afternoon’s deadline.

Since three of those moves involved previously injured players, the Kansas City Star’s Herbie Teope reported just three Chiefs began Tuesday’s practice on the sidelines.

Offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif remained out of practice with a hand injury. Offensive lineman Kyle Long and undrafted rookie linebacker Malik Herring remain on the team’s preseason injured lists with knee issues.

This also means that undrafted rookie linebacker Riley Cole — who suffered a sprained ankle in Saturday night’s preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers — was back on the practice field. With the exception of McGuire, all of the players dinged up in that game were now back to work with the team.

But as practice progressed, other players left the field — including defensive end Frank Clark.

Later, Clark walked back to the locker room. Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest reported that two other defensive linemen — tackle Derrick Nnadi and end Demone Harris — also left practice early.

After the session, the Chiefs confirmed that Clark had left practice with a hamstring issue. Nnadi was said to have suffered a recurrence of the hip flexor trouble he faced last week, while Harris was reported to have had an injury to an oblique muscle. The team also said that defensive tackle Jarran Reed had left practice with cramps.