Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston made an appearance outside while his teammates were practicing for the first time all camp on Monday.
Houston, who is working his back from an ACL injury, wore a bucket hat as he continued his rehab by working on his hand movements, something he’s previously done inside the training facility.
On Sunday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed Houston is with the team — “he’s in the building, yes,” he said — but didn’t have an update on his status.
“He’s the same as he was before — we’re taking it day-to-day,” Reid said. “When you’re around him, he gives you confidence that he’s going to be ready to go this year, but we’ll see how it all works out.”
Houston underwent surgery in February to repair an ACL that was not functioning properly. Reid added Sunday that the Chiefs are going to be careful with him.
“I’m going to listen to the doctors, the trainers and Justin and see how things work out,” he said.
Center Mitch Morse missed a portion of practice Monday. Morse missed Saturday’s game with an illness. Left guard Parker Ehinger missed practice Monday with an illness. Zach Fulton earned the first-team work at center in Morse’s place while Jah Reid earned the first-team work at left guard.
Safety Eric Berry, who made his return to the field on Monday after skipping the first month of training, rotated in with the first-string at safety next to Ron Parker.
Safety Jeron Johnson was excused from practice for personal reasons.