Chiefs backup quarterback Tyler Bray has been cleared to practice, a source told The Star on Monday.
Bray missed a week of practice after sustaining a small chip fracture in his cervical spine during the Chiefs’ 17-16 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Aug. 13.
Trainer Rick Burkholder noted at the time that the injury sounded worse than it was. Bray saw two orthopedic surgeons and had X-rays and an MRI on Aug. 14.
Prior to the injury, Bray was earning third-team reps behind Alex Smith and Nick Foles and ahead of Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan. Murray assumed a larger workload during Bray’s absence, but it will be interesting to see how coach Andy Reid splits up the snaps with Bray expected to return to the fold this week.