Chiefs Injury Update: Rookie Safety Armani Watts Returns to Practice

Rookie safety Armani Watts was back at practice on Saturday after missing the first two days of Training Camp with an ankle injury.

“He was back in today and got some work in,” said Head Coach Andy Reid following practice. “We’ll see how he does. Armani was a good college player, but we have to see [what he can do]. He needs reps and he has to be in there. If you’re going to make this thing - this team - you have to get in and show it.”

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Armani Watts (25) during practice on 7/28/18 at Chiefs Training Camp at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Reid also provided an update on tailback Kareem Hunt, who was limited in practice with a hamstring injury.

“His hamstring just tightened up a bit on him and I don’t want to mess around with that. He had a sore hamstring during [Organized Team Activities] and I want to stay away from that,” Reid said. “We’re easing him back in - he did some stuff early, then we just backed him off. I just don’t want to take any steps backwards on all of these guys coming off these injuries. He still got a lot of work in – some good conditioning work on the side.”

Linebacker Reggie Ragland, who is nursing a sore knee, also didn’t practice on Saturday.

“He’s making progress – I’m not worried about him,” Reid said. “He’s going to be fine.”

The only new injury to come out of Saturday’s practice was to running back Charcandrick West, who left early following a blow to the head.

“Charcandrick took a hit to the head,” Reid said. “[Vice President of Sports Medicine and Performance] Rick [Burkholder] is evaluating him and we’ll just see where he’s at.”

Here’s a look at the guys that didn’t practice on Saturday.

Date Player Position Injury
July 28 Ashton Lampkin Cornerback Knee
July 28 Reggie Ragland Linebacker Knee
July 28 Charcandrick West (Left Early) Running Back Head

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