Chiefs lose kicker Harrison Butker, safety Justin Reid hits extra point and touchback

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Chiefs safety Justin Reid is an excellent kicker. And the Chiefs are going to need him.

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker was injured on a kickoff today, his plant ankle bending awkwardly under him. But Reid took his place, and the Chiefs didn’t miss a beat.

After a Chiefs touchdown, Reid made the extra point, and after that he drilled the kickoff through the end zone for a touchback.

Whether the Chiefs will trust Reid to attempt any long field goals remains to be seen, but they’re fortunate to have a safety who can also fill in when the kicker gets hurt.