Chiefs place Trent McDuffie on injured reserve

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Rookie Trent McDuffie started and looked every bit the part of a first-round draft selection and a future star. But on his 32nd snap in the season opener, McDuffie injured his hamstring.

He not only won’t play against the Chargers on Thursday night but also at least the three games after that.

The Chiefs placed McDuffie on injured reserve Tuesday.

Coach Andy Reid blamed the turf at State Farm Stadium for contributing to injuries to McDuffie and kicker Harrison Butker on Sunday.

The Chiefs also announced they signed linebacker Elijah Lee and linebacker Jack Cochrane to the 53-player roster. Kansas City had an open spot even before placing McDuffie on injured reserve.

Kansas City re-signed receiver Corey Coleman and cornerback Dicaprio Bootle to the practice squad after cutting them out of the preseason. The team also signed former Jets kicker Matt Ammendola to the practice squad with Butker nursing a left ankle sprain.

The Chiefs cut safety James Wiggins from the practice squad.

4 responses to “Chiefs place Trent McDuffie on injured reserve

  1. The knock on him was his arm length. He’s likely only projecting as a nickel at the NFL level, but for some reason the Chiefs traded up for a nickelback in Rd 1.

    29 inch arms is a disadvantage for press man for a perimeter CB as is his 35 inch vertical leap.

    Not surprising to see him overwhelmed early on.

  2. McDuffie has been like velcro all preseason and not one pass was thrown his way on Sunday. The turf in AZ had out safety handling the kicking duties, our LG’s ankle twisted along with McDuffie. This is not ideal with a young secondary, but next man up.
    McDuffie and Karlaftis look the part of 1st rounders to go along with a solid draft.
    Glad the the Chiefs did not take a day 3 prospect in the 1st round. How did the Patriots do Sunday? HAHA!

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