Chiefs ILB Anthony Hitchens (rib), OLB Justin Houston (hamstring) and S Daniel Sorensen (knee) are active for today’s game against the Cardinals. Hitchens is the only real IDP option here. There’s pass-rushing upside to Houston, but we can’t count on his normal snap allotment.
Chiefs LB Anthony Hitchens (rib), OLB Justin Houston and S Daniel Sorensen (knee) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Hitchens entered last week's game with the rib issue and left early but returned. He should be ready for the game. Houston and Sorensen are expected to return for limited playing time, according to The Kansas City Star. Houston missed the past 4 games but returned to practice last week. Sorensen recently came off IR after suffering a fracture in his left leg in August. Neither Houston nor Sorensen looks like a viable IDP option this week, but each has a chance to become 1 soon. Hitchens looks fine for IDP usage.
The Chiefs have designated S Daniel Sorensen to return from IR and expect him to practice Wednesday. Sorensen has been out since August knee surgery after he suffered a lateral meniscus tear, an MCL injury and a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg. Sorensen could quickly work his way back into a defense that has largely struggled this season and continues to miss S Eric Berry. We'll keep an eye on Sorensen's progress for IDP purposes.
The Chiefs on Sunday placed S Daniel Sorensen on IR and re-signed S Ron Parker. By placing Sorensen on the active roster first, the team made him eligible to return this year. "We hope he plays at least half the season," GM Brett Veach said, according to ESPN's Adam Teicher. Sorensen tore the lateral meniscus, damaged the MCL and fractured the tibia in his left leg early in training camp. Parker spent the past 5 years with the Chiefs, 4 of those as a starter, before going unsigned in free agency this offseason. We'll see how K.C. plans to handle the spot next to Eric Berry in Week 1.
Chiefs S Daniel Sorensen suffered a knee injury this week that will require surgery and sideline him into the early part of the regular season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Sorensen had been working as a starter next to Eric Berry. His absence presents opportunity for rookie Armani Watts to step up, though. We'll see if Sorensen's spot is waiting for him -- or taken -- when he returns.