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Clyde Edwards-Helaire returns to practice, 6 others miss — and a key player leaves

A total of six Kansas City players missed Monday morning’s training camp practice session.

Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

On Monday morning, the Kansas City Chiefs began the eighth full practice of their 2023 training camp. Monday’s session was a lighter 10-10-10 practice. These rotate 10 plays focused on offense, 10 plays where defense is emphasized and 10 minutes of special-teams work. Arrowhead Pride’s Pete Sweeney counted six Kansas City players who were not on the practice field.

After missing two practices on the sick list, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was back on the field. But wide receiver Tyrone Scott — who was only re-signed to the team on Friday — was a no-show.

Tight end Jody Fortson missed his fourth practice following a dislocated shoulder. Wide receiver Kadarius Toney missed his fifth after undergoing knee surgery.

Defensive end Mike Danna (strained calf) were working on the sidelines with trainers. Defensive tackle Tershawn Wharton remains on the team’s Reserve/PUP (physically-unable-to-perform) list.

As he continues his contract holdout, defensive tackle Chris Jones is being charged a non-waivable $50,000 fine for every camp day he misses. According to Article 42, Section 1 (b) (vi) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the league and the players union, those daily fines began on the first day Jones was scheduled to report to camp. That was July 21. Jones’ training-camp fines now total $550,000.

Updates after practice

During Monday’s session, punter Tommy Townsend went to the medical tent after a punt. Later, it was reported that he had left practice. After the session concluded, the team offered no additional information about Townsend — or any clarification about Tyrone Scott’s absence.

The Chiefs did say, however, that Tershawn Wharton was not present on Monday for personal reasons.

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