At the moment, the Chiefs don’t seem panicked.
But safety Eric Berry was forced to miss another practice, with what sounds like a maintenance issue.
He left the practice field Tuesday after aggravating the heel injury that cost him time earlier in training camp. He missed two days of practice last week, as well as the preseason opener.
“It was bothering him,” Reid said, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. “He’s got tendinitis back there, and he works a few days and it bothers him so we back off.”
They at least have some background with it, as former Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers was bothered by a similar problem in 2012 and missed the preseason, but went onto start 15 games.
They’re using undrafted rookie Daniel Sorensen with the starters now, and that’s a significant drop-off from the Pro Bowler.
But if they can get Berry well for the long-term by sitting him now, they absolutely should, whether he plays in the preseason or not.