ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Chiefs confirmed right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif sustained a concussion during yesterday's practice and has entered the league's concussion protocol.
There is no timetable yet on his return to action. Second-year lineman Andrew Wylie took Duvernay-Tardif's spot at right tackle for the second day in a row.
Five other Chiefs did not practice Monday, including safety Eric Berry, who remains out with a sore heel. Berry did not play in the club's first preseason game against the Houston Texans. The team started training camp limiting Berry's workload as he returns from an Achilles tendon rupture last season. Berry battled a sore heel throughout training camp last year before suffering the season-ending injury in Week 1.
The team also remains without its other starting safety, Daniel Sorensen, who expects to miss at least six weeks or more following knee surgery last week. Eric Murray and rookie Armani Watts began practice at safety with the first-team defense, but Watts later gave way to Leon McQuay. Monday marked McQuay's first practice back on the field after an extended absence due to a hamstring injury.
Running back Damien Williams observed practice from the sidelines after suffering a left shoulder injury on Sunday. Williams underwent surgery in the offseason for a separation in the same shoulder, but a team spokesperson said it impacts a different joint and is a different injury from what he played through last season.
Offensive linemen Jimmy Murray (knee) and Alex Officer (knee) also did not practice. Running back Charcandrick West practiced in a limited role as he returns from a concussion.
Defensive tackle Xavier Williams (stinger) returned to practice following an early departure yesterday.