KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs defensive Chris Jones sat out practice on Wednesday, with head coach Andy Reid providing his veteran pass rusher with additional time off as he nurses a wrist injury sustained in Week at Baltimore.
“I think it’s a distraction for him, so we’re trying to give him time to let it go today,” Reid said on Wednesday. “He’s not going to practice today, so we’ll see how he does.”
After picking up two sacks in the season opener against the Cleveland Browns, opponents have largely held Jones in check during the last three weeks. He’s gone three games without a sack and registered just four combined tackles and one quarterback hit during that time. It’s the least productive three-game stretch of his career since the first three weeks of the 2018 season when he totaled seven combined tackles and one quarterback hit with no sacks.
Against the Eagles on Sunday, Jones tallied just one quarterback hit with no tackles. Reid hopes the additional rest will help Jones.
“That’s kind of where we’re at, just take it day-by-day and see how he does,” Reid said.
Safety Armani Watts was not also not scheduled to practice Wednesday due to an illness. All other players on the active roster were expected to work in some form, including defensive end Frank Clark (hamstring) and cornerback Charvarius Ward (quad). Cornerback Rashad Fenton also cleared the league’s concussion protocol and return to the practice field.