WR Albert Wilson among three added to Chiefs’ list of injured players

(AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
(AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The injury bug continues to plaque the Chiefs at training camp.

Three more players were added to the list Tuesday, headlined by wide receiver Albert Wilson, who did not practice because of an illness.

Guard Marcus Reed (ankle) and defensive lineman Mike Catapano (groin) were hurt during the morning workout.

Reed limped to the trainers’ tent to receive attention, where trainers removed his right cleat before arranging for a cart to take him up the hill.

With Wilson and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (neck) not practicing, the Chiefs utilized Frankie Hammond Jr., in Maclin’s spot, while Fred Williams saw some first-team repetitions.

The injuries at the wide receiver position doesn’t cause alarm for offensive coordinator Doug Pederson.

“We’re at that time of camp where everybody is a little nicked up and banged up,” Pederson said. “And our course, we got some illness and things. You fight through that and these guys will get a couple of days to rest and heal, and then we’ll finish up our training up here next week. Not to be alarmed.”

There is no status change for the players working with trainers off to the side: Quarterback Tyler Bray (knee), offensive lineman Garrett Frye (knee), rookie wide receiver Jeret Smith (hamstring), tight end Demetrius Harris (foot) and linebacker James-Michael Johnson (calf).

Maclin, defensive tackle Dontari Poe (back), outside linebacker Dee Ford (concussion), defensive linemen Nick Williams (concussion) and wide receiver Junior Hemingway (hip) were not on the field.


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