ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Three Chiefs players left practice with injuries on Sunday including to starters, offensive right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and defensive nose tackle Xavier Williams.
Duvernay-Tardif underwent an evaluation for a head injury in the medical tent alongside the field before leaving the field for further evaluation. Williams left practice with a stinger.
Running back Damien Williams also left practice early. He's undergoing evaluation for a shoulder injury.
Starting safety Eric Berry did not practice with a sore heel. Berry missed all but one game of the 2017 season with a torn Achilles tendon, and the team continues monitoring his practice reps.
With Berry and fellow starting starting safety Daniel Sorensen out with a left leg injury, Eric Murray and safety Armani Watts filled their roles with the first-team defense. Three of the team's top safeties did not practice with Leon McQuay also out with a hamstring injury. The team dressed only four safeties for practice with Murray, Watts, Robert Golden and Jordan Sterns.
Offensive lineman Andrew Wylie took over at right guard for Duvernay-Tardif while third-round draft pick Derrick Nnadi replaced Xavier Williams with the first-team defensive line.
Four other Chiefs players did not practice on Sunday. That list includes newly acquired offensive line Alex Officer, who sat out practice with a knee injury.
Others not practicing Sunday: offensive lineman Jimmy Murray (knee) and cornerbacks Keith Reaser (quad) and Makinton Dorleant (hamstring)