The significant absence of note was that of wide receiver Tyreek Hill, whose hamstring flared up prior to the matchup.
“Tyreek had had a hamstring that kind of tightened up on him in practice,” said Reid. “Thought he could go, and then during warmups, it tightened up again, so I chose to keep him out of there.”
Chiefs cornerback Rashad Fenton injured his hamstring as he fielded punts during pre-game warmups.
“Before the game, Fenton tweaked his hamstring,” said Reid. “Looks like it’s a knot, but we’ll see [Saturday] when we get back.”
The Chiefs’ top two running backs suffered injuries during the game.
“Clyde hurt his right ankle,” noted Reid. “He’s got a slight sprain on the inside of his ankle. We’ll just see… they’re going to check it tomorrow and do what they do there. It’s tender now. It doesn’t look like a high-ankle sprain and that’s always a good thing, but they’ll double-check it.”
Running back Darrel Williams entered the concussion protocol and he did not return to the game. Defensive linemen Derrick Nnadi (hip) and Frank Clark (hamstring) — as well as offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (hand) — also missed the contest.
On Saturday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that center Austin Blythe recently had hernia surgery that will sideline him for three weeks. Blythe has placed both backup center and backup guard for the Chiefs during practices this preseason.