ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray and rookie linebacker Ramik Wilson will start training camp on the non-football injury list.
Bray, who suffered a torn ACL in January, was present on the football field Wednesday with a brace on his left knee, but worked with trainers while rookies, quarterbacks and select players practiced.
“Tyler Bray is actually doing some work out here today with the trainers and we’re just seeing, we’re trying to get him on the field,” coach Andy Reid told reporters after practice. “Remember, we didn’t have him during the OTAs, so we got him on the field here doing this part of his physical exam. He’s on NFI now, but we’re going to see where he’s at and see if he can progress and get off the NFI.”
Reid said Wilson is dealing with a “low-back strain,” which the coach said occurred while Wilson was working out leading to training camp.
“We’re just letting that calm down for a couple days,” Reid said.
The Chiefs are also without tight end Demetrius Harris, whom Reid said was placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
Harris underwent surgery on his right foot in early May and did not participate in OTAs and mandatory minicamp.
“He’s made great progress,” Reid said. “We just have to see how he does.”
Bray, Wilson and Harris are allowed to return to practice once they receive medical clearance.
Meanwhile, rookie wide receiver Chris Conley left practice with a strained knee.
“We’ll check and see exactly what it is here once we get up there,” Reid said. “And we’ll let you know on that.”
The Chiefs rookies, quarterbacks and select players will practice Thursday and Friday, and then combine with the veterans Saturday for the first full team practice of training camp.
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