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Chiefs hold five out of practice Wednesday, including Watkins, Hitchens

Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins
Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins jsleezer@kcstar.com

Another Chiefs player is listed as day-to-day with a foot injury.

This time it’s wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who injured his right foot against the Browns on Sunday. Watkins was spotted leaving the locker room after the game, limping and walking slowly.

Coach Andy Reid downplayed Watkins’ injury after the game, but said on Wednesday that Watkins wouldn’t practice.

“Sammy’s is a day-to-day thing,” Reid said. “He hurt his foot. He’s working on it. He is making progress, but we’ll hold him out today.”

Watkins is one of five Chiefs players who didn’t practice Wednesday. The group also includes OL Cam Erving (illness), LB Anthony Hitchens (ribs), S Eric Berry (foot) and OL Mitch Morse (concussion).

Morse is entering his fourth week in the concussion protocol after leaving the Patriots game early.

“He’s still having symptoms,” Reid said. “So it’s just important. Everybody can look at it however they look at it. The important thing is that he gets himself right. That’s all we care about. And so, he is making progress.

We know he likes to play football, but at the same time, you’ve got to make sure that’s right. The football can wait here until it’s right for him. When he gets the OK, then he can get back in there and go.”

While Morse and the other four didn’t practice Wednesday, both LB Justin Houston (hamstring) and LB Frank Zombo (hamstring) were back on the practice field.

Brooke Pryor

Brooke Pryor covers the Kansas City Chiefs and NFL for The Star.

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